Windows 10: Can't see other computers in Workgroup on Windows 10 computer
Also experiencing this issue since the latest Nov update
Prior to update I could see other domain computers under Network, but after the update they disappeared.
I can ping map the drives and all that so access is not a problem. Its just a major pain is all. I agree with previous post that indicates this was working and then stopped.
If there are any other suggestions please post.
Glad, I found this forum or thread. I thought I am the only one going crazy of losing my NAS and other PC in the Network folder. Everything disappeared after I reboot my router or reset. I can still access directly by typing "\\MYDRIVE"" but such inconvenience that it no longer discover other networked device / nas drive / computer anymore.
Yes, I am running Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 10586 (just updated yesterday)
Let me take a step back. When this problem first occurred on one of my systems, I also lost my mapped drives (which are shares on other servers on my lan) (all of them are members of my domain, and this would be the same if you were using a workgroup). This was very problematic because I have several business apps using the mapped drives.
I remapped in the standard fashion, right click, then "map network drive", select the drive letter I want to use and such, but it seemed to have some big delays when accessing.
I then went back to the mapped drive and selected "disconnect", rebooted to be sure there would be no oddities, then went back to my network share, right clicked, and selected "map network drive" again.
If you absolutely cannot access your network drives in any fashion, I would suggest first checking to be sure whatever network type you are on has file and printer sharing enabled. If you r system comes back up as public network it will be disabled (however, it should pop up a yellow band at the top of explorer telling you that it isn't enabled if it indeed is not), then I would suggest checking out your firewall; turn it off if you have to just as a test, turn back on once you narrow down the problem.
In my earlier comment I should have said "re-map the drives you want mapped".
As I was typing this response, something popped in my mind, so I checked it out, and it appears to have resolved this issue for me. I will need to do some further checking because it doesn't make total sense, but...
If you want to check it out, open SERVICES on EACH PC or server on your workgroup or domain, scroll to "Function Discovery Resource Publication", and start it. Then check to see if all your pc's show up in explorer. There is also a "Function discovery Provider Host" that may play into it. There are a few other settings that may play into other device discovery that I'll have to look into. All my devices actually show up though.
If this works for you, change the start up for the service to automatic and it should stay on. I don't know the ramifications of changing this setting so Ill be monitoring to see if there are any obvious ones.
My guess is that some change that was implemented in the latest insider builds has affected network discovery. I know that my servers all had this ("Function Discovery Resource Publication") turned off for as long as they've been in service, which is a matter of years, and it always worked, so it isn't the other pc's, it's the Win10 boxes.
That's interesting. I disabled those two services and it did not stop any of my shares showing as they should. This comp could see and be seen.
My workgroup network uses Lanman for sharing.
Function discovery service is running
I did check that function discovery service as suggested, but it is running on my machine without intervention from me.
Please continue to post any suggestions. One of them might work.
Its a strange one. Everything works just fine mapping, backup to network, etc. You just cant see the machine in the network neighborhood window (if that's the right name for it).
Interestingly if I create a shortcut and put the path \\hda\ then press the browse button it will display the available shares ok, and the machine shows up in the left pane tree under network (but only until operation is finished).
Don't know if that's a clue.
Also turned off firewall and all that but no change to the issue.
I've check what other had suggested, no luck here.
I noticed, I cannot even see my own computer in the Network folder but I can see my Sufrace Pro 2 only. That's all. Not my NAS or my router NAS drive.
I came into my office this morning and found there were some updates that required a reboot. I rebooted and lo and behold, I can now see my network computers and am able to set up mapping that drive as I normally do. I have no idea what happened, but it;s now working for me. Hopefully everyone else gets this.
Mind giving us some info of your update history and windows version? "winver" in Run and "ver" in cmd.
Thank you for that but this services are already activated and run.
I did NEVER had any network trouble or mapped computer vanishing with build 10240.
At this time, I can NOT see all 3 other laptop connected... My 3 PC are not mapped and I can NOT access to them in any way including Printer this is VERY annoying.
SHAME to MS and this SCRAP new Build
i upgraded 2 computers to windows 10 and java doesnt work on both
Finally installed Win10 on a computer with raw HD. It installed realtively easy.
But I can not figure out how to setup a network to see two Win7 computers on a small business type workgroup.
I disabled Homegroup since I am most comfortable...