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Can't browse the network when mapping a drive

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Steambc, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Steambc

    Steambc Thread Starter

    May 24, 2017
    I've been noticing lately that when I set up a new server (could be Server 2012, 2016), and connect Windows 10 Pro workstations to the domain, if I try to map a networked drive, I can't browse the network to zero in on the source.

    So although I can type in the path (For example \\server\data_e\mpn), and it will work, if I try to browse for the mpn folder on the server, I just get the spinning icon when I click the word, "Network".

    Similarly, if I look in the file explorer and click on network, the network shares will not show. This has been the case on several worksites.

    Can anyone steer my straight on how to get shared resources to display in the File Explorer or in the drive mapping explorer?

  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Usually for me it's a file permission issue... have you confirmed that you have permissions to the share?
  3. Fireflycph


    Apr 1, 2016
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    Have you made sure that network discovery is on and that the network connection is set as "Domain" (if you have that) or "Private"?
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