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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 2004 – May 2020 Update Network clients not showing in File Explorer

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      • #2287583 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I recently updated my Lenovo Legion Y740 laptop to v2004, since I’ve been using it on a couple of test systems with any problems since it first came out. While not a NEW problem, on this laptop I’m unable to see any of my network clients (servers, other computers or printers). The only thing that shows up is my Gateway. When I manually type in \\clientname, it initially won’t connect, but if I run the Network Troubleshooter (which finds no problems), I can then manually connect, but still can’t see the clients in File Explorer. I have two NAS systems, a laptop, three desktops, and three network printers attached to my LAN. Is there any way to reset the network settings so that I can see the clients again? None of my other systems (also running v2004) have this problem, and work just fine. Any assistance is appreciated!

      • #2287598 Reply
        Da Boss

        Check Settings\Network & Internet\Network & Sharing Center.
        Be sure you are on a Private Network and that discovery and file & printer sharing are turned on.

        In Control Panel\System You may need to be in the same Workgroup.

        In Control Panel\Programs & Features\Turn Windows features on or off, you may need to turn on SMB-1 to connect to older equipment. There is a security risk here in SMB-1, but it may be necessary to connect.

        There is more information here on Microsoft and here on AskWoody.

        • #2287907 Reply

          Thanks PKCano! I went to the previous AskWoody reply and went through the services settings. I think that solved the problem!

      • #2287604 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        You can also try mapping the drives.

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

        • #2287908 Reply

          Thanks CADesertRat! I do that on an as needed basis, since I sometimes also need to map the clients to other computers in the system and don’t know if it would cause conflicts with being mapped to more than one system. Some of the system services were set to manual, as addressed previously by PKCano, and I think that may have solved my issues.

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