Windows 10: Network Folder cannot see some computers, but can access them fine

  1.    07 Feb 2016 #1

    Network Folder cannot see some computers, but can access them fine

    Hi everyone,

    I have a strange issue on my Windows 10 computer: I can only see 1 computer under my home network, but other computers do not appear at all. However, I can access them fine typing in the address bar manually.

    Also, for some reason, "LEESERVERPC" does not appear on my network folder, but it appears on the left pane. Does anyone know what the issue is? Is this a Windows 10 issue? Other computers are running Windows Server 2012R2 or Windows 7 and they easily find all computers in the network. I rebooted and resetted my router countless number of times. Refreshing doesn't seem to do anything.

    Background: Originally, my Windows 10 computer was seeing all the computers in the network. As I was trying to set up another computer on the network, I refresh my network several times from my Windows 10 computer, and all a sudden all the computers except 1 disappeared on my Windows Explorer "Network". Every other computer in the network has no issues.

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    I want to emphasize that I CAN ACCESS the shared network computers. It's just that Windows Explorer's "Network" does not show most of the computers!
    Last edited by blablaboi1; 07 Feb 2016 at 16:17.
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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       07 Feb 2016 #2

    You have to disable SMB 2 & 3 to get it to work. Also if you are running any kind of third party Internet Security software, it can cause the issue.
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  3.    08 Feb 2016 #3

    I have no other internet security software other than the one that comes with Windows 10 by default.

    So I tried waiting 10 minutes and all the computers in the network mysteriously showed up on my Network under Windows Explorer. If I put my computer to sleep and wake up, I have to wait another ~10 minutes for the other computer to be visible. It seems like this problem is only happening with my Windows 10 computer. My other computers in my network has ZERO issues.

    What is very strange is I can still access the network computers from my Windows 10 computer, although they are not visible under "Network". Does anyone know why this is happening? The problem seems to get exacerbated if I refresh the network folder multiple times in a short period of time. I have a strong feeling it's some bug with Windows 10's network discovery mode, but I don't know for sure.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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       08 Feb 2016 #4

    See my reply. Time is not the problem. This is an issue that came out with the current rollout, that can only be fixed by what I posted.
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