Windows 10: W10 Network Discovery stopped working Solved

  1.    03 Oct 2017 #1

    W10 Network Discovery stopped working

    It's always something! I have six W10 computers on my home network. At one time they all could see each other and share files, folders, devices etc. For some reason one of the systems is no longer visible on the network. The problem computer can see and share with all the other computers but the other computers cannot see the problem computer. I have checked all the stuff in the "Set Network Location to Private or Public in Windows" tutorial and all appears to be OK! I'm sure the problem system was working correctly until recently. I suspect something happened when I shut all the systems on the network down for ten days while on vacation and restarted the network upon return. Help would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to have to resort to a fresh install.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       04 Oct 2017 #2

    Probably not the answer your looking for but this is one of the reasons I give my computers (and phones) a static IP on my network.

    I have found that using File Explorer and typing into the address bar

    And then right click on any of the shared drives and select "Map Drive" then follow the default prompts will save you some aggravation.

    Note: your IP will not be the same, use ipconfig command to find the right IP, Or the static IP you gave to the computer you want to connect to.

    When you click on "This PC " in File Explorer they will show up.
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  3.    04 Oct 2017 #3

    In desperation I went in and deleted the two profiles I was not using - a Wi-Fi connection to a Hawking range extender device and a profile "Ring-0" that got created for a remote camera that I was playing with a few months ago. After deleting the two profiles in the Registry and leaving only the "Network" profile for the Ethernet connection magic happened and all is well again!! I suspect it was something with the Ring-0 profile that was screwing things up since I have the Wi-Fi profile on several other systems and do not have the "Discovery" issue. Can someone please explain what the heck was going on?
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