Windows 10: Can not access Windows 10 drive from another PC

Discus and support Can not access Windows 10 drive from another PC in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've had a good look for an answer to this, so apologies if it's already on here. All the posts I've so far read seem to give alternative routes to do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by BaldRicky, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. BaldRicky Win User

    Can not access Windows 10 drive from another PC


    I've had a good look for an answer to this, so apologies if it's already on here. All the posts I've so far read seem to give alternative routes to do what I've been doing.


    For years I shared my old XP drives with a Windows 7 laptop but could never work out to share them the other way round. This has now caught up with me as I now have a new Windows 10 laptop and wish to access the drives with all my old XP data from that same Win7 machine.


    This is an example of where I am. On Win10....


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    On the Win7 laptop I 'Map Network Drive' specifying a drive letter for \\Desktop-dra6053\c(5770) as this is what worked when connecting to the XP machine. The Win7 laptop lists Desktop-dra6053 under Network in Explorer but fails to connect suggesting I need to 'Allow Incoming Connections for File and Printer Sharing'. This, as far as I can tell, I have ensured is okay on the Win10 machine....


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    I have also tried specifying a single folder on another drive thinking there may be restrictions on drive c.


    I've now tried a number of ways of defining the mapping at both ends but continue to get the 'Allow Incoming Connections for File and Printer Sharing' message.


    I'm hoping there's something simple I've missed.


    Thanks, in advance.


    Rick

    :)
     
    BaldRicky, Nov 20, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Nov 20, 2019
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  3. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Nov 20, 2019
    #3
  4. Can not access Windows 10 drive from another PC

    Unable to access flash drive after copying the files on Windows 10.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in accessing the Flash drive on your computer. Do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • What exactly happens when you try to access the drive?
    • Were you able to see any error code/ error message with this issue?
    • What happens when you try to erase/ delete/ format the drive?
    • Is the desktop running on Windows 10 operating system?
    • How exactly are you trying to access the drive on your system?

    If you are connecting the drive through ports, I suggest you to connect to different ports and check if it helps.

    Also, as the drive was unable to be accessed on both the system, this might be an issue with the hard drive as well.

    Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter.

    Step 2: I recommend you to install all the pending updates on your device and check if it helps.

    Steps:

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue and with the required information for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 20, 2019
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