Windows 10: Laptop cannot see "My Documents" on PC drive E: Solved

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  1.    02 Mar 2016 #1

    Laptop cannot see "My Documents" on PC drive E:


    "My Documents" has been correctly relocated from C: to E:. The C: drive was getting full. Using the PC, all is well.

    The network is fine and my laptop sees the PC, and PC sees the laptop.

    However, when I click my [Username] folder on the PC from the laptop, the folders I see are on the C: drive, not the E: drive.

    How do I make my [Username] folder on drive E: accessible over the netork?

    Other family members/usernames whose files are on the PC's C: drive exclusively have no problem accessing them from their laptops or phones.

    The laptop is Win7 and the PC Win10 Pro. The phones are both Android and iOS.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       02 Mar 2016 #2

    Have you checked that the Share tab for your new My Documents in its Properties is still showing that Sharing is enabled? It's possible that the parent E:\ drive is not set up for sharing and this has cascaded down to your new folder.
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  3.    02 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks for your quick response - I'll try that.
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  4.    02 Mar 2016 #4

    Ha! I can't see the PC at all now from the laptop!

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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       02 Mar 2016 #5

    Have you updated your system yet? There was a cumulative update yesterday (KB3140743) that fixes a number of network connectivity issues.
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  6.    02 Mar 2016 #6

    Access pc via ip or system name
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  7.    02 Mar 2016 #7

    philc43 said: View Post
    Have you updated your system yet? There was a cumulative update yesterday (KB3140743) that fixes a number of network connectivity issues.
    I'll check that when the Mrs gets off Facebook…
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  8.    02 Mar 2016 #8

    prem1103 said: View Post
    Access pc via ip or system name
    Draws a blank I'm afraid.
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  9.    02 Mar 2016 #9

    Check by opening pc shares on windows 10 itself. If it showing shared content
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       02 Mar 2016 #10

    one other thing, with windows 8 and 10 besides setting up Shares on driver and or Folders you also have to set up security on the security tab something you can try
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