Laptop windows 7 can't see desktop windows 10 on homenetwork

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Larry Tonn

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Both computers are connected my home network and both have file sharing enabled. My desktop can see my laptop, but my laptop cannot see my desktop computer. My desktop has ethernet and I have a CenturyLink modem.
I tried one suggestion of enabling net-bios over TCP/IP on both computers, but no change, so I changed it back to default. I used to be able to see my desktop from my laptop, but don't recall if it was prior to getting a new desktop with windows 10 in 2015.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-7600 Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G, AMD64 Family 21 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4 RAM: 7115 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 487 GB (357 GB Free); D: 443 GB (274 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Bantry CRB Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated.

Desktop Network Properties: Name: Ethernet
Description: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical address (MAC): 90:fb:a6:83:4d:f6
Status: Operational Maximum transmission unit: 1500
Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 1000/1000 (Mbps)
DHCP enabled: Yes DHCP servers: 192.168.0.1
DHCP lease obtained: ‎Saturday, ‎July ‎14, ‎2018 1:33:13 PM
DHCP lease expires: ‎Sunday, ‎July ‎15, ‎2018 1:33:13 PM
IPv4 address: 192.168.0.26/24
IPv6 address: fe80::f8a5:34b9:c66d:aa4e%7/64
Default gateway: 192.168.0.1 DNS servers: 192.168.0.1, 205.171.2.25
DNS domain name: Home DNS connection suffix: Home
DNS search suffix list: Network name: Gabriel Network category: Private
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Connected to Internet / Connected to unknown network

Name: Wi-Fi
Description: Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
Physical address (MAC): 18:4f:32:7e:8b:cf
Status: Not operational Maximum transmission unit: 1500
IPv4 address: 169.254.233.125/16
IPv6 address: fe80::2419:cae2:2fd1:e97d%3/64
DNS servers: 192.168.0.1, 205.171.2.25
DNS connection suffix: Home Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected

Name: Local Area Connection* 2
Description: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical address (MAC): 1a:4f:32:7e:8b:cf
Status: Not operational
Maximum transmission unit: 1500
IPv4 address: 169.254.2.91/16
IPv6 address: fe80::5c7b:2640:c2a6:25b%14/64
DNS servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected

Name: Local Area Connection* 3
Description: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #3
Physical address (MAC): 18:4f:32:7e:8b:cf
Status: Not operational
Maximum transmission unit: 1500
IPv4 address: 169.254.92.117/16
IPv6 address: fe80::a1b5:ff03:2da5:5c75%11/64
DNS servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected
 

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First, I would make sure that both machines have an account that is of the SAME name and Password. This needs to be an member of the Admin group and fully set up. I use "Zorro" and a common password, this also is my backdoor if I the user accounts(s) get clobbered. I set this up with a Zorro wallpaper so I see right away that I am in that account.

You say that you have a "CenturyLink modem", is this a combo Modem/router or do you have a separate router?
 

Larry Tonn

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First, I would make sure that both machines have an account that is of the SAME name and Password. This needs to be an member of the Admin group and fully set up. I use "Zorro" and a common password, this also is my backdoor if I the user accounts(s) get clobbered. I set this up with a Zorro wallpaper so I see right away that I am in that account.

You say that you have a "CenturyLink modem", is this a combo Modem/router or do you have a separate router?
Actually, it's an Actiontec 802.11nWiFi Router. SSID CenturyLink8113. Let me know if you want any other info about it.
As far as the computer names etc., I am the only user on both computers. I named my desktop "Larry'sDesktop15" and my Laptop "Larry's-Laptop".
I don't use a password for either computer.
 

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Is the laptop connected to the router via Wi-Fi? If so, does your router have the feature where ethernet devices are isolated from wireless devices?
 

Larry Tonn

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Is the laptop connected to the router via Wi-Fi? If so, does your router have the feature where ethernet devices are isolated from wireless devices?
Yes, the Laptop is connected to the router via Wi-Fi. Not sure about the answer to your 2nd question. I am going to upload a picture of the front of my router.
 

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Not sure about the answer to your 2nd question.
If you want to find out here are three possible ways to do so.

a. consult the router manual;
b. browse through the various router settings;
c. if renting the router from your ISP ask them.
 

Larry Tonn

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Dave and Terry,
I ended up connecting with Microsoft. It had nothing to do with my router.
Rather it had to do with my version of Windows 10 not having a homegroup feature. It was removed.
The Microsoft tech changed the permissions to everyone in the security tab/Advanced in users folder properties.
Problem now solved.
 
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