Windows 10: Can't access my computer

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  1.    19 Feb 2017 #11

    I was a bit premature in saying it was resolved, the network is now private but I still can't access this computer from anywhere.

    Yes I did reboot the router and computer.
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  2.    20 Feb 2017 #12

    Do you have a local homegroup? Have you tried joining it? If not, it may be worth setting one up and having everybody join it.
    Homegroup - Join in Windows 10
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  3.    20 Feb 2017 #13

    No Ed, don't have a Homegroup, and that wouldn't solve the problem I'm having. I want to be able to get deep into my computer, i.e., C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft, by clicking a single letter in my file explorer, my mapping that via Network Mapping. And for some reason I'm unable to that with this new computer.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       20 Feb 2017 #14

    That might be be your problem -- Trying to share hidden folders.

    Why don't you try with a folder that is not hidden and see if that works
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  5.    21 Feb 2017 #15

    I can't map any folder on my computer, from it or any other computer on my system.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       21 Feb 2017 #16

    I'm not sure how you logon but either way (local or MS Account)

    On the computer you are tying to connect to go to

    File Explorer > Network > click on that computers shared folder > right click on one of the shared folders > select properties > Select Sharing > Select Advanced sharing > Select Permissions > Select Add >

    If you are using a MS account to logon to the computer type your MS email into the box and then press > Check names

    If you typed it in properly you should see your Email account in the box save or press ok and you should be able to type the Email address and password from the other computer.

    If you have a local account follow the same steps but use the user name.

    You can also try connecting to computer by using it's IP
    EG:
    \\192.168.0.100\

    There is no need to put the computer name or name of the folder in my example.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       21 Feb 2017 #17

    Sorry I missed a step in my above post, I forgot to put Permissions before add

    File Explorer > Network > click on that computers shared folder > right click on one of the shared folders > select properties > Select Sharing > Select Advanced sharing > Select Permissions > Select Add >
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  •    21 Feb 2017 #18

    Thanks sml156 for your help.

    I log in without my Microsoft account. File Explorer > Network, lists 3 computers, mine, my wife's and our Ubuntu that we use for backup. None of the listed computers has a shared folder that I can find, by clicking or right clicking.

    My wife's computer lists 3 locations, clicking on my computer shows my HP Laserjet printer which is connected to the network.

    When I click my computer there's a Share Tab, clicking that and everything is grayed, on my wife's there's several thing that aren't grayed.
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  • Posts : 626
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       21 Feb 2017 #19

    I would create a new folder on the computer and and share that folder with the steps from my last post.

    Also are all the computers on the same subnet and have the same host name, If you have not changed anything Microsoft default is WORKGROUP
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       21 Feb 2017 #20

    I found some picks from The time i shared a Folder

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    1: Right click on the folder you want to share.


    2: Select Properties


    3: Select Sharing


    4: Select Advanced Sharing


    5: Check the checkbox for Share this Folder


    6: Ether change the Share name or leave it as is.


    7: Select Permissions


    8: Click on Add


    9: If you want you can safely remove or un-check all items in the Everyone (All Users)


    10: Type your Microsoft ID (email)


    11: Press the radio button "Check Names"


    12: Press OK


    13: Select all Allow checkbox's for MS Id.


    14: Press Apply


    15: Press OK
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