Windows 10: Network shares no longer visible in Explorer

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  1.    31 Oct 2017 #11

    Check out the link below for more detail on 1709 and smbv1 ...
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  2.    31 Oct 2017 #12

    blueribb, that doesn't explain why it works on one machine but not on the other, given that they are both running the same version of Windows 10.

    On a separate subject, I should also add to what I said earlier that I have discovered that when I find Dougal's shares by putting \\dougal in the address box, I only get read-only access.
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       01 Nov 2017 #13

    Have not noticed that although I am usually copying files from one to the other, not directly editing a file on one system from another. Do you use the same login for both systems? Have you checked the permissions you have set up?

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  4.    01 Nov 2017 #14

    I use the same Microsoft ID on both machines. I have (to the best of my knowledge) checked that all the settings for the shares on the two machines are the same.

    I'm wondering whether it has something to do with the 15 day time limit, mentioned in a link in a previous comment, before SMB v.1 uninstalls itself. I can't remember whether I used SMB sharing on one of the machines within that time window. But it also looks, from reading that page, like the network browser is really a thing of the past and that I should use mapped drives instead. In that case perhaps the real question is how I can retire SMB v.1 on the other machine, rather than trying to keep it going on the one from which it has disappeared. I found the instructions in the link a bit hard to follow in this regard.
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       01 Nov 2017 #15

    Bring up Control Panel > "Programs and Features" > click on the "Turn Windows features on or off" link on the menu on the left > go down the list to "SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support" and uncheck it to disable SMBv1.


    Be aware that some other devices may default to using SMBv1. I found that my NAS disappeared after I uninstalled SMBv1 on my computers. I had to change to share protocol on the NAS to SMBv2.1 to bring it back.
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  6.    01 Nov 2017 #16

    Thanks for that information. I'm glad I've got that security hole closed up now. It doesn't explain the difference in behaviour between my machines though, since they both had SMB v.1 enabled. Then again I've got file sharing working now between the two computers using mapped drives, so everything is good.

    Again, thanks a lot everybody for your help!
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