Windows 10: Workgroup works yet doesn't

  1.    13 Dec 2015 #1

    Workgroup works yet doesn't

    I have 3 pc's in my LAN
    Mark= Win7 32 bit
    Dave= Win10 32 bit
    HTPC = Win10 64 bit

    I'm trying to share the files on HTPC and have created a workgroup.
    Dave and Mark can share files
    Mark and HTPC can share files

    But Dave who can connect to the win7 pc through the workgroup can't connect to HTPC
    Error is
    Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (HTPC). The computer or service you are trying to reach might be temporarily unavailable. If the device or resource is nearby and you have access to it, make sure it is turned on and connected to the network.

    Since the win7 pc can connect to the win10 HTPC why can't the win10 pc?
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       13 Dec 2015 #2

    Have you tried to allow shares through the Command prompt with net use ? You also need to make sure that any Internet Security software is not blocking shares, along with all computers have to have the same Workgroup name, which most people leave as "workgroup". Also if you have disabled any services that relate to Network sharing and IPv6, you need to reverse those.
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  3.    13 Dec 2015 #3

    What net use command run on which of the 3 pc's.
    if the win7 pc can connect how could the workgroup by set differently ?
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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       13 Dec 2015 #4

    ErickTreetops said: View Post
    What net use command run on which of the 3 pc's. if the win7 pc can connect how could the workgroup by set differently ?
    Read my post again. You have to use the net use command in a Command Window. If the workgroups are not the same name on all computers, they will never see each other.
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  5.    18 Dec 2015 #5

    Net use \\htpc\m
    error 53 network path was not found.

    However, as the windows 7 pc has no problems connect to this share this is a false statement.
    Last edited by ErickTreetops; 19 Dec 2015 at 03:51.
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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       19 Dec 2015 #6

    It does not work that way. Do a search on for "net use".
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  7.    19 Dec 2015 #7

    I used this microsoft site Net use to read up about the "net use" comman before I used it.
    I also used this site to get a better understanding of the net use switches.

    There are about 13 switches with this command and some can be used in conjunction with each other give ove a hundred possible combination. I'm not a mind reader , you need to be more explicit in what it is that you want me to try.

    A simple example would save us both time.
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  8.    19 Dec 2015 #8

    Workgrops ARE the same name.
    I have changed the passwod to make sure both are useing the same password.
    HTPC can see Dave in windows explorer and can see and connect to Dave's shared folder.
    Dave can see HTPC in windows explorer under workgroups but cannot connect.
    Troubleshoot control panel when run on Dave sees no error in workgroup, folder sharing or network diagnostic
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  9.    20 Dec 2015 #9

    Could be the SAMBA issue that is causing everyone problems...

    Win10 suddenly stopped seeing other computers on network - Windows 10 Forums
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