Windows 10: Window 10 could not access Other Window 10 shared drives, - Solved Solved

  1.    21 May 2016 #1

    Window 10 could not access Other Window 10 shared drives, - Solved


    My Windows 10 Home upgraded from Windows 8.1 could not see other Windows 10 Machines on my home network from Windows Explorer. It could see Windows 7 machines but not Windows 10. I tried various suggestion from this forum and others with no success.

    While researching a problem with "Browser" service (running but with error message - Failed to read description ), a solution was to turn on a Windows feature "SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support". After reboot, Suprise!! My computer now sees all other computers on the network, "Browser" service is deleted, and "Computer Browser" service was created.

    My surmize is that "SMB" was an option in Windows 8 but not required and not loaded. Therefore when Microsoft upgraded my machine to Windows 10 they did not load "SMB" program.

    "SMB" did not exist on Windows 7.

    Hope this helps somebody
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       25 May 2016 #2

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  3.    07 Jun 2016 #3

    Huge thanks!


    Richard P said: View Post
    My Windows 10 Home upgraded from Windows 8.1 could not see other Windows 10 Machines on my home network from Windows Explorer. It could see Windows 7 machines but not Windows 10. I tried various suggestion from this forum and others with no success.

    While researching a problem with "Browser" service (running but with error message - Failed to read description ), a solution was to turn on a Windows feature "SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support". After reboot, Suprise!! My computer now sees all other computers on the network, "Browser" service is deleted, and "Computer Browser" service was created.

    My surmize is that "SMB" was an option in Windows 8 but not required and not loaded. Therefore when Microsoft upgraded my machine to Windows 10 they did not load "SMB" program.

    "SMB" did not exist on Windows 7.

    Hope this helps somebody
    Hi Richard P

    I signed up solely to say thank you so much for posting this!

    I've been wracking my brains for weeks on this problem with my new - and highly mercurial - Win10 system.

    And you gave me the answer and fix in 2 mins flat!

    Can't thank you enough.

    Sam
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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