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  1.    19 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10

    Can't access my computer


    New computer, set up networking to all the other computers (4) on my network, now trying to map some locations on my computer, click on the computer name and nothing happens, it doesn't expand. Network discovery is turned on as well as file and print sharing.

    This computer is seen on the network, trying to map it from one of the other computers, asks for the credentials but won't expand either.
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  2.    19 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 540
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Check your network and sharing center and make sure it is set to Private.
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    If your not sure how to open it press the Windows key + R and paste
    Code:
    control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkandSharingCenter
    into the box and press Enter.
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  3.    19 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 540
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Also While your there click on Troubleshoot Problems and select Shared Folders. Maybe Windows will fix itself.
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  4.    19 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks sml156, it is not set to Private, it's called:
    Network 2
    Public network
    How do I get it set to Private?
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  5.    19 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 540
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    If you run the troubleshooter in my last post and run Shared folders that should fix it. Make sure you make it private and not turn on sharing for public.
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  6.    19 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Also Brink from TenForums has a tutorial on this.
    Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 10
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  7.    19 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Ran the troubleshooter, shared folders (which talks about fixing problems accessing files and folders on Other computers, I have no problem with that), clicking Next asks for network location I want to access, I entered this computers name: \\computername\users

    Troubleshooter couldn't identify the problem.
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  8.    19 Feb 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 540
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I havent run that troubleshooter for quite a while but if I remember right if you click next or ok I think it will fix it.

    You probably did'ent see my last post from a minute ago try that.

    Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 10

    Also you could have typed \\COMPUTER_NAME\\
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  9.    19 Feb 2017 #9
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Found a tutorial on this forum Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 10 that fixed the problem
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  10.    19 Feb 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 540
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by rboppy View Post
    Found a tutorial on this forum Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 10 that fixed the problem
    Cool Glad to hear it's resolved, Mark this thread as resolved.

    I Would reboot your computer and Router to make sure the settings stick, If not I have one more trick up my sleeve.
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