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Solved Mapping a network drive problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hatdan, Feb 18, 2016.

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  1. hatdan

    hatdan Thread Starter

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    I have a small 3 computer network. I am trying to share a folder on Computer 1 , but computer 2 cannot see it. I can ping computer 1 by name and ip address that works. I have checked to make sure the network sharing is on and that folder is shared for everyone and they are all on the same network. Computer 1 and 3 can see all computers, computer 2 can see computer 3, but not 1. I have tried mapping a drive using name and ip address, but neither see it. Computer 1 and 2 have Windows 10 home and Computer 3 has Windows 7.
    Any help would greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I do NOT using mapping, but try browsing to the different machine using Windows Explorer.
    Since Windows Vista the network sharing has liked have password accounts.
    Also it helps to set up an account on on ALL machine using the SAME name and password. This account needs to an member of the Admin Group and does NOT need to be active, just exist on the machine fully set up. It is also a great back door when needed when an account gets clobbered.
     
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    Make sure all firewalls are configured for the desired remote access.
     
  4. hatdan

    hatdan Thread Starter

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    I finally create a home group and got it to work.
    Thanks
     
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