Windows 10: Cannot browse WORKGROUP shares

  1.    15 Nov 2017 #1

    Cannot browse WORKGROUP shares



    I have a relatively simple network that consists of a couple Windows 10 PCs, Android devices and Raspberry Pis. For some reason I cannot access the shares provided by the PIs from anything but the android devices. It says they are in WORKGROUP (using Kodi) but they simply don't show up in the network browser under Windows 10. This used to work perfectly. Right now I have to use an android device to copy files from my windows PC to the PI share. Does anyone have any solutions to this?

    Last edited by essenbe; 15 Nov 2017 at 08:25.
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  2.    15 Nov 2017 #2

    Hey jglazer,
    Can you still access the shares using ... \\RaspberryHostName\ShareName or \\RasperryIPaddress\ShareName
    If so you can map the network shares ... Map Network Drive in Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials

    FYI ... If your Win10 version is 1709 (Fall Creators Update) it could be that SMBv1 has been uninstalled ...


    • Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional no longer contain the SMBv1 server by default after a clean installation.
    • Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional still contain the SMBv1 client by default after a clean installation. If the SMBv1 client is not used for 15 days in total (excluding the computer being turned off), it automatically uninstalls itself.
    • In-place upgrades and Insider flights of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional do not automatically remove SMB1 initially. If the SMBv1 client or server is not used for 15 days in total (excluding the time during which the computer is off), they each automatically uninstall themselves.
    • Because the Computer Browser service relies on SMBv1, the service is uninstalled if the SMBv1 client or server is uninstalled. This means that Explorer Network can no longer display Windows computers through the legacy NetBIOS datagram browsing method.


    Reference ... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...r-version-1709
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  3.    15 Nov 2017 #3

    I am using a linux version specific to Kodi on the Raspberry Pi. It support SMBv2 and v3 by default. I turned on v1 as well. The really odd thing is that I had a laptop that I took to my sister's to setup her Rapberry Pi and I saw its shares fine. The same laptop does NOT see the shares here.

    I cannot hit the shares using \\pi\sharename.

    Any more thoughts?
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       18 Nov 2017 #4

    What version of Raspbian are you running on the Pi's? Post your Samba Config files from both Pi's. If they have the "Master" settings set to yes, that can cause them to not be able to be recognized by Windows. A out of the box install of Samba on the Pi, should let you see them.
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  5.    18 Nov 2017 #5

    I am not using Raspian. I am using the minimal LibreElec version. I can browse the shares with my android devices just fine.
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  6. Posts : 4,451
    Mac OS Sierra
       18 Nov 2017 #6

    jglazer said: View Post
    I am not using Raspian. I am using the minimal LibreElec version. I can browse the shares with my android devices just fine.
    We already know that. You need to re-read what I posted and post the answers to those questions, along with the Samba Config files from the Pi's. If you do not follow that info, then this topic will close at this point. Regardless of what OS that you are running, we need the information.

    It is like taking your vehicle in for servicing and telling the mechanic that there is something wrong, but you have to use the vehicle and will not let them help diagnose what is going on.
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  7.    19 Nov 2017 #7

    It is like taking your vehicle in for servicing and telling the mechanic that there is something wrong, but you have to use the vehicle and will not let them help diagnose what is going on.[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=bro67;1210910]We already know that. You need to re-read what I posted and post the answers to those questions, along with the Samba Config files from the Pi's. If you do not follow that info, then this topic will close at this point. Regardless of what OS that you are running, we need the information.

    Again, this all worked until the last windows update. There is nothing wrong with the pis since they all are accessable from android and even mac devices. My windows 10 machines (windows pro) cannot see them for some reason. So I have to copy files from windows to android and from android to pi.

    So the question remains, what changed in windows to not be able to see the pi shares any longer?
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  8.    19 Nov 2017 #8

    I want to add one more morsel of information: I have an old Windows 10 Home computer and I can see the PI shares without a hitch so its obviously an issue with Windows 10 Pro.
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