Windows 10: Can't connect to laptop on network but laptop can connect to all other Solved

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  1.    01 Jun 2017 #1

    Can't connect to laptop on network but laptop can connect to all other


    Checked:-
    All updates downloaded and applied on all machines.
    Laptop File & Printer sharing is turned on.
    Both HDs on the laptop are set up for sharing on the network with Everyone having all permissions.

    Teamviewer 12 can access the laptop from my desktop with no problems and vice-versa!

    Attempts to list the disks and files of the laptop from the desktop using Windows Explorer throw up a cannot connect error and the 'Diagnose' option fails to give any useful information.

    Unfortunately, the only answers I've been able to find are way out of date - anyone with recent experience please?
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  2.    01 Jun 2017 #2

    Welcome to the forum. You say the drive is shared the whole drive? That is a disaster waiting to happen it ideal for an Ransomes are malware etc you only share folders needed. You set permission for everyone on the share but that's only part of it as then NTFS permission kicks in and if you don't have rights on NTFS you get nowhere
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  3.    01 Jun 2017 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    Welcome to the forum. You say the drive is shared the whole drive? That is a disaster waiting to happen it ideal for an Ransomes are malware etc you only share folders needed. You set permission for everyone on the share but that's only part of it as then NTFS permission kicks in and if you don't have rights on NTFS you get nowhere
    Thanks for your comments which, unfortunately, do not address the problem.

    I have, BTW, been in the business since before IBM even coined the phrase "Personal Computer".
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  4.    01 Jun 2017 #4

    possible fix ???


    oldcelt said: View Post
    Thanks for your comments which, unfortunately, do not address the problem.

    I have, BTW, been in the business since before IBM even coined the phrase "Personal Computer".
    Me too........... punch cards come to mind........... ?

    Your problem.............

    I had an old 32bit P4 upgrade last night when I wasn't looking !

    It's a test/ spare machine, seldom used, but part of my home network.... workgroup really....

    It wasn't showing shares on my main machine.

    Spent too much time trying to find a fix.... finally mounted the ISO for ver. 1603 and ran setup for an over the top install. The install went without a hitch and I had ver 1603 instead of the new ver 1707 but still no shares on my main machine showing..........

    More pondering, and pounding, until I spotted an item on the menu on This PC page..........
    "Add a Network location"
    a box opens... give us the location
    I typed in Win1064
    box says we need share ??
    I added Win1064 /users......
    all shares on Win1064 popped up under Network....... Win1064

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it !!

    I had used that item on the menu before and wound up with a shortcut in brackets on the root, C: and not in Network folder where it belonged ????
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  5.    02 Jun 2017 #5

    Cuffy said: View Post
    Me too........... punch cards come to mind........... ?
    Your problem.............
    I had an old 32bit P4 upgrade last night when I wasn't looking !
    It's a test/ spare machine, seldom used, but part of my home network.... workgroup really....
    It wasn't showing shares on my main machine.
    Spent too much time trying to find a fix.... finally mounted the ISO for ver. 1603 and ran setup for an over the top install. The install went without a hitch and I had ver 1603 instead of the new ver 1707 but still no shares on my main machine showing..........
    More pondering, and pounding, until I spotted an item on the menu on This PC page..........
    "Add a Network location"
    a box opens... give us the location
    I typed in Win1064
    box says we need share ??
    I added Win1064 /users......
    all shares on Win1064 popped up under Network....... Win1064

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it !!
    I had used that item on the menu before and wound up with a shortcut in brackets on the root, C: and not in Network folder where it belonged ????
    Thanks for your suggestion - I'll look into the possibility - strange things happen in W10 from time to time!
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  6.    02 Jun 2017 #6

    I have an issue with Creators Update that impacts the network shares on a few machines. One temp fix I found to work for me:

    On CPU1, I went to the network adapter properties, unchecked the file and print sharing. Close it. and then went back in and rechecked it, and now I can access CPU1 shares from CPU2

    Here is a thread on this issue:

    Anyone else notice the network issues with Windows 10 Creators edition?
    Last edited by rinconmike; 02 Jun 2017 at 04:56.
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  7.    02 Jun 2017 #7

    rinconmike said: View Post
    On CPU1, I went to the network adapter properties, unchecked the file and print sharing. Close it. and then went back in and rechecked it, and now I can access CPU1 shares from CPU2
    That's worth a try - will report later. TVM.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    02 Jun 2017 #8

    [QUOTE=rinconmike;1040021]I have an issue with Creators Update that impacts the network shares on a few machines. One temp fix I found to work for me:

    "On CPU1, I went to the network adapter properties, unchecked the file and print sharing. Close it. and then went back in and rechecked it, and now I can access CPU1 shares from CPU2
    "

    I found another way to display those missing shares............

    The troubleshooter on the Network icon in the tray
    rt.click ... run Troubleshoot Problems

    .....having a different problem
    ..... allow other computers to connect to this one
    ..... find this computer on the network
    all shares popped up in Network folder in Navigation pane, much to my surprise !
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  •    02 Jun 2017 #9

    rinconmike said: View Post
    On CPU1, I went to the network adapter properties, unchecked the file and print sharing. Close it. and then went back in and rechecked it, and now I can access CPU1 shares from CPU2
    That's worth a try - will report later. TVM.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    02 Jun 2017 #10

    Tried everything suggested including a 'Network Reset'. Regrettably, nothing works!
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