Windows 10: Can only access Windows 10 PC by typing the computer name in Explorer address bar

Discus and support Can only access Windows 10 PC by typing the computer name in Explorer address bar in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've got three Windows 10 Home PCs running on a private home network. Two of them function perfectly, a Surface Pro and a Lenovo desktop. The third, an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by akGregS, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. akGregS Win User

    Can only access Windows 10 PC by typing the computer name in Explorer address bar


    I've got three Windows 10 Home PCs running on a private home network. Two of them function perfectly, a Surface Pro and a Lenovo desktop. The third, an Azulle Access Plus stick PC named KODI, will show up on the network, if I open File Explorer and type in "\\KODI" in the address bar, it'll pop up just fine, but if I double click on computer icon for it in the Network > Computer section in File Explorer, it says:


    Windows cannot access \\KODI

    Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.


    I've tried to use the network diagnostics and every time it comes back as not having found any issues. Any suggestions on what I should try? It's very frustrating.

    :)
     
    akGregS, Nov 20, 2018
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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 21, 2018
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  3. delete address bar history

    Hi,

    Due to the limited information shared on your post regarding the drop-down list in Internet Explorer address bar, we would like to ask for additional information to help us identify the steps to solve your concern. Please answer the following:

    • What is the current build and version of the Windows 10 device that you are using?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Are you referring to the automatic search when typing in the address bar?

    We will wait for your response.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Nov 21, 2018
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  4. brummyfan Win User

    Can only access Windows 10 PC by typing the computer name in Explorer address bar

    IE11 address bar suggestions


    Hi,
    Go to Internet Options, click Autocomplete Settings in Content tab, tick "Suggesting URLs" box and click OK.

    Can only access Windows 10 PC by typing the computer name in Explorer address bar [​IMG]
     
    brummyfan, Nov 21, 2018
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