Unlock the hidden world of network computers on Windows 10 File Explorer
Troubleshooting Network Visibility Issues in Windows 10
If you are experiencing network visibility issues in Windows 10 where your network computers are not showing up in File Explorer, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to fix this problem.
First, make sure that Network Discovery is enabled on your Windows 10 computer. To do this, open the Network and Sharing Center and click on the “Change advanced sharing settings” link. Under the “Network discovery” section, select the option to turn on network discovery.
If that doesn’t resolve the issue, try using the MiniTool method. Open a command prompt with administrative privileges and type net view command. This will display a list of devices on your local network. If you see your network computers listed here, it means that the issue is likely with File Explorer.
In that case, try resetting the File Explorer folder browser. Open File Explorer and go to the “View” tab. Click on the “Options” button and then click on the “Reset Folders” button. This will reset the folder view settings in File Explorer and may resolve the network visibility issue.
If none of these methods work, it’s possible that there may be an issue with your network infrastructure or network adapter. In that case, you may need to contact your network administrator or IT support for further assistance.
We hope these instructions help you fix the issue and regain network visibility in Windows 10.
Enabling Network Discovery and Services
To fix the issue of Windows 10 File Explorer not showing network computers, follow these steps:
1. Open the Start menu and search for “Control Panel”. Open it.
2. In the Control Panel, search for “Network and Sharing Center” and open it.
3. Click on “Change advanced sharing settings” on the left-hand side of the window.
4. Under the “Network discovery” section, select the option that says “Turn on network discovery”.
5. Scroll down and also select the option that says “Turn on automatic setup of network-connected devices”.
6. Click on “Save changes”.
7. If the problem persists, try disabling SMB 1.0 in the Windows OS. Open the Start menu, search for “Control Panel”, and open it.
8. In the Control Panel, search for “Programs” and click on “Turn Windows features on or off”.
9. Scroll down and uncheck the box next to “SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support”.
10. Click on “OK” to save the changes.
These steps should enable network discovery and resolve the issue of network computers not showing up in Windows 10 File Explorer.
Checking Advanced Sharing Settings and Resetting Network
If you’re experiencing issues with your Windows 10 File Explorer not showing network computers, checking the advanced sharing settings and resetting your network can help resolve the problem.
To begin, open File Explorer and navigate to the Network section. If you don’t see any computers listed, follow these steps:
1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “control” and hit Enter to open the Control Panel.
3. Click on “Network and Sharing Center,” then select “Change advanced sharing settings” from the left-hand menu.
4. Ensure that network discovery is turned on for your current network profile. To do this, click on “Turn on network discovery” under the “Network discovery” section.
5. Click “Save changes” and close the Control Panel.
If the issue persists, resetting your network settings may help. Here’s how:
1. Press the Windows key + X and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.
2. In the command prompt window, type the following command: netsh winsock reset
3. Press Enter and wait for the process to complete.
4. Restart your computer and check if the network computers are now visible.
Enabling SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
To enable SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support on Windows 10 and fix the issue of Network Computers not showing in File Explorer, follow these steps:
1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “appwiz.cpl” and press Enter to open the Programs and Features window.
3. Click on “Turn Windows features on or off” on the left side of the window.
4. Scroll down and locate “SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support” in the list.
5. Check the box next to it and click OK.
6. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
By enabling SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support, you should now be able to see Network Computers in File Explorer. This will allow you to easily access and share files with other devices on your network.
If you still encounter any issues, make sure that network discovery is enabled in your network settings and that your device is connected to the same workgroup or network as the other computers. You can also try resetting the network adapter or using the net view command in the Command Prompt to check for any errors or problems with the network.
Adjusting FDRS Startup Type to Fix Network Visibility
Adjusting FDRS Startup Type can help fix network visibility issues in Windows 10 File Explorer. This problem often occurs when other computers in your local network are not showing up in the network environment.
To resolve this, follow these steps:
1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “services.msc” and press Enter to open the Services window.
3. Scroll down and locate “Function Discovery Resource Publication” (FDResPub).
4. Right-click on FDResPub and select Properties.
5. In the Properties window, go to the General tab.
6. Under the Startup type section, select “Automatic” from the drop-down menu.
7. Click Apply and then OK to save the changes.
8. Restart your PC to apply the new settings.
After rebooting, check if the network devices and other computers are now visible in File Explorer. This adjustment should help resolve the network visibility issue and allow you to access shared files and folders on your network.