Windows 10: Can no longer access all computers/files/external hard drives

Discus and support Can no longer access all computers/files/external hard drives in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My computers crashed a few days ago - power failure - when everything was back up, my external hard drives were no longer visible on one PC in my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by kstavert, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. kstavert Win User

    Can no longer access all computers/files/external hard drives


    My computers crashed a few days ago - power failure -

    when everything was back up, my external hard drives were no longer
    visible on one PC in my network/homegroup

    the files are still visible in homegroup - I just get an error when trying
    to access.

    The message reads something like "it appears that everything is properly
    set up.. we just can't access the drives"

    I tried a "fix" from a post in this forum and it didn't make any difference.

    I have left homegroup and rejoined. tried turning firewall off

    The same thing happened about a year ago... and i do not remember how
    I regained access ;(

    I have checked all permissions / sharing settings... just clicked on the folder
    again and got this error message:

    [Window Title]Open Folder[Content]\\SUPERCOMPUTER\Users\Karen2\Desktop is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.[OK]

    I will appreciate assistance as I constantly access the files in these external
    hard drives

    :)
     
    kstavert, Dec 17, 2017
    #1

  2. How to find/set Network Credentials Windows 10

    I have 4 computers on a home network

    All but one are rebuilt - so may have been on

    other networks/homegroups

    I have external hard drives that i USED to be

    able to access with/from all 4 computers

    A power failure messed everything up and

    I can no longer access the external drives -

    a VERY IMPORTANT issue for me

    I have been trying to locate network credentials

    I've accessed credential manager and tried setting

    the password to the same thing for all computers

    Didn't work

    There are also some devices listed that I no longer

    own

    Some of the computers do not show up for others

    in the homegroup

    in other words - it's a complete MESS

    I REALLY need to get these computers connected and

    able to access the external drives...

    Can someone give me a step by step on how to clean

    this mess up and connect these computers - most

    especially - the external drives

    I will greatly appreciate your help

    thanks

    Karen
     
    Karen Stavert, Dec 17, 2017
    #2
  3. dragging/dropping files to external hard drive to load onto new W10 computer

    I recently purchased a new Lenovo W10 computer and a My Passport 1TB external hard drive. I dragged/dropped the files/photos from my old Dell XP computer to the external hard drive and the files show up when clicking on the external hard drive when plugged
    into the Dell but do not show up when the external hard drive is plugged into the Lenovo computer. All that shows up when accessing the external hard drive on the Lenovo are the following: bin, Extras, WD Apps for Mac, and WD Apps for Windows folders, as
    well as User Manual, and WD Apps Setup. Help, how can I transfer my old files/photos from my Dell XP to the new Lenovo W10? Thanx.

    Moved from IE8/XP
     
    G. M. Brown, Dec 17, 2017
    #3
  4. bro67 Win User

    Can no longer access all computers/files/external hard drives

    Post the output of net view
     
    bro67, Dec 17, 2017
    #4
  5. kstavert Win User
    Hi Bro67.
    Sorry... I do not know what you mean?

    Thanks Karen
     
    kstavert, Dec 17, 2017
    #5
  6. kstavert Win User
    I ran a troubleshooter on the pc that is connected to the
    external hard drives.

    this is the outcome of the troubleshooting:
    ************************************
    Troubleshooting complete
    Troubleshooting was unable to automatically fix
    all of the issues found. find more details below:

    Problems found
    resource (peer-to-peer grouping) is online but isn't
    responding to connection attempts.

    details:
    resource (peer-to-peer grouping) is online but isn't
    responding to connection attempts. Detected Detected The remote computer isn’t responding to connections on
    port 3587, possibly due to firewall or security policy settings,
    or because it might be temporarily unavailable.

    Windows couldn’t find any problems with the firewall on your
    computer.
    Contact the service provider or owner of the remote system
    for further assistance, or try again later Completed
    *******************************************

    there is a homegroup box open that reads
    "Detecting Problems"

    Waiting for network diagnostics to complete...
    Been running all night

    ?????

    thanks
    Karen
     
    kstavert, Dec 17, 2017
    #6
  7. bro67 Win User
    Right Click in Explorer in your Documents folder to open Command and enter net view > netview.txt Then copy and paste that output to a post.
     
    bro67, Dec 18, 2017
    #7
  8. kstavert Win User

    Can no longer access all computers/files/external hard drives

    I right clicked in my documents folder and do not
    see command or netview?

    thank you

    Karen
     
    kstavert, Apr 5, 2018
    #8
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