Windows 10: Network Locations/Media Devices

  1.    18 Jul 2016 #1

    Network Locations/Media Devices

    Hello everyone,

    I have encountered a problem, one which I cannot seem to solve. I have several shared folders and media streaming enabled on my PC which originally displayed under 'This PC' as a Network Location, however now it is not displayed there at all and the only place it is shown is under 'Network' where is it listed as a Media Device, I have played around with a bunch of settings from the shared folders themselves to the media streaming service to no avail. Could someone please enlighten me with an explanation as to why this is happening as well as how I can resolve it.

    Thanks in advance!
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  2.    19 Jul 2016 #2

    Not sure how this might have happened Right Click any where in This PC.. choose add a network location.
    In the Type the location of the item \\Name of the shared device you want to open.
    Then name the shortcut. Double click the shortcut it will take you to the device. I did this 3 or four times then the computers started showing up.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       19 Jul 2016 #3

    DLNA media devices should show up under Devices and Printers. As for network shares. Unless you have mapped them, they will not show up.
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  4.    18 Oct 2017 #4

    PC shows up as Media Device, not PC on my work Network
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