1.    11 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 - Network Not Showing


    I set up file sharing direct between a windows 7 machine and a new windows 10 machine via a Ethernet cable. The windows 7 machine network is not showing on the windows 10 machine, but when I type "file://computername" in the windows explorer address bar I can get the windows 7 machine to be identified in the windows 10 machine's network - and I have no problem accessing files between the two machines.

    How can I get the windows 10 machine to identify the windows 7 machine (under the Network) without having to type in the computer name each time as identified above?

    Thanks for any comments.
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  2.    11 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 555
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    You can map the drive with PowerShell and make it persist in file explorer,
    To open PowerShell press the Windows Key + R and type in
    Code:
    powershell
    and then press enter.

    In PowerShell paste this code in but change "\\machine\share" to your drive name (you need the quotes in the command).
    Code:
    New-PSDrive –Name "T" -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "\\machine\share" -Persist
    Another example
    Code:
    New-PSDrive –Name "T" -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "\\192.168.100.1\volume9" -Persist
    Now when you open File Explorer and click on This PC you will have a new drive called T
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  3.    11 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Mojave Desert
    Posts : 42
    W10 Pro 1703

    That happened to many ( including me ) when ver. 1511 build 10586.104 came out but was fixed in ver. 1511 build 10586.122 and remains fixed in build 10586.164.
    It's possible that you are missing an update, go to search and type in winver and click on it to see what version you are running.
    but when I type "file://computername" in the windows explorer address bar I can get the windows 7 machine to be identified in the windows 10 machine's network - and I have no problem accessing files between the two machines.
    That's what I had to do also and I made shortcuts by dragging that to my desktop for each networked computer until it was fixed but I left them there "just in case".
    Hope this helps.
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  4.    11 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the comments!
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