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File Explorer Network drives disappear on some Windows 10 computers RRS feed

  • Question

  • Two of three Windows 10 computers have lost all Network entries for other Windows 10  and Windows XP computers.  The third Windows 10 system is still working properly and all drives show up.  The Windows 7 entries still show up on all computers. 

    All three Win 10 computers are on automatic update and are current, and all are Version 1703, OS ID 15063.483

    Network computers are all on the same Workgroup and Homegroup is not setup.

    Mapped network drives still show up under "This PC", and work fine.

    Adding a network location to "This PC", works, and forces ALL drives on the newly mapped computer to show up in the Network list, but not in the right side pane. Network listing is not persistent when File Explorer is closed, but the shortcut remains in the "This PC" listing.

    Upon File Explorer restart, the Windows 10 location just networked is present in "This PC" but not in "Network".  Double clicking on any folder within the mapped location (showing up as a shortcut in "This PC") forces the Entire computer to show up in "Network", but it is still not listed in the Right hand pane.  On close and reopen, the "Network" list new entry is gone.

    No recent changes have been made to any of the systems in this network.

    Any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix this?

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 4:07 PM

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  • Any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix this?

    Try preventing your W10 machines from being the Master Browser.  Also, you probably don't need SMBv1 even for XP.


    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:28 AM