Windows 10: Home folder shared only 1-way between identically configured machines

  1.    08 Feb 2016 #1

    Home folder shared only 1-way between identically configured machines

    I have two machines running Windows 10 ermintrude and dougal and I want my home folder on each to be shared with the other on my home network. dougal can see my home folder on ermintrude, but not the other way round. I have been through all the advanced sharing settings on each machine and compared them, and I have done the same for the sharing settings for each home folder, but I cannot find any difference between them. They are identical. Each is set to share as owner using the same Hotmail address as login and the same password. As I said, I cannot find anything different between the two configurations. Why is my home folder on dougal invisible to me on ermintrude?
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  2. Posts : 3,360
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.48 and W10 Insider Build 17672
       22 Feb 2016 #2

    It depends which of the PCs was turned on first. The first one to boot up will be able to see the other but not the other way around. It is a bug in W10 at the moment.
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  3.    23 Feb 2016 #3

    Thanks for the info. But is there a reason why the bug only appears some of the time? For instance right now both my machines can see each other.
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  4. Posts : 3,360
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.48 and W10 Insider Build 17672
       23 Feb 2016 #4

    I don't know why the behaviour varies. There are some other threads on here which talk about it and may have more information.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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