Windows 10: Cannot Access \\Computer\\Shared Network Folders after Windows Update.

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  1. ozegirl Win User

    Cannot Access \\Computer\\Shared Network Folders after Windows Update.


    System is two Windows 10 computers on a network which also has a NAS drive, a printer and other computers, some of which aren’t always connected.

    Since I did the KB 4023057 update yesterday, the network is not working properly. Let’s call the two Win 10 computers A & B. In Network, A can see A & B and everything else. However clicking on B brings up the error along the lines of “Windows Cannot access computer B. Please see administrator for access permissions”. Now this would normally happen if nothing was properly shared. However it was all properly shared previously. The same thing happens looking at A from B. Incidentally the other computer got the same update some months ago. Very strange.


    However, I did fortunately have one of the networked share folders on B put on computer A’s Quick Access as a shortcut. And surprisingly, I can access that folder and open it from there. I can also access the printer and NAS drive and the older computers all OK.


    In researching, I found that Microsoft have discontinued Homegroup and so I wondered if this is why it is not working….though it would seem strange to just remove a networking capability without replacing it with something else. I previously had it set up as a WorkGroup Network…just went to Network settings and ticked all the boxes required to share folders…and yes the shared folders had Everyone with Full Control…it all worked fine before. Now it is called a Private network. I also found online the following services were vital in running a Network: Function Discovery Provider Host, Function Discovery Resource Publication, Network Connections, UPnP Device Host, Peer Name Resolution Protocol, Peer Networking Grouping, and Peer Networking Identifying Manager. All these services were either running or I was able to start them…except for Peer Name Resolution Protocol and Peer Network Grouping. These would not start and came up with the error “ Windows could not start the Peer Name Resolution Protocol on Local Computer. Unable to start service Error 0x80630203. Unable to access key.”


    Researching this further, I found that these were vital to make the network operate, and there was a post with the same problem and a solution to add a key to those services in a particular place to make it all work. I didn’t try that solution because the answering response was from several years ago and I didn’t like to tinker with something not knowing if it was still relevant and not knowing enough about it.


    I also tried sharing another new folder thinking that might prompt it all into action, however again, the main computer could be seen but it wouldn’t open to show the shared folders. When I removed that folder, it came up with an error...something about not being able to change file attribute and an enumerated key missing. I had tried changing the folder from Everyone with Full control to Read & write only, then back to Full control also… and I was able to do all this despite the error message. I have also tried restarting computers a number of times and restarting the router and switch between the computers.

    I could try uninstalling the update, but I am loathe to do that in case it messes things up worse, and besides it will only download again.

    I see there is a whole new Windows Version available, Version 20H2. I wonder whether it has been specifically designed to replace the networking from before….but I am also loathe to update to this until I know more about it and if it is likely to fix the problem and not make it worse.


    So I am after some advice on how to go about this, hoping someone may have already had the same problem and found the solution. I did see another post on this topic where the person was advised to make sure that SMB 1.0 was enabled ….I looked into this and found it was not, so I enabled that but sadly this did not fix the problem either, even after a restart.



    I tried ringing Microsoft but every time the call gets cut off after a few minutes….

    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    ozegirl, Jan 24, 2021
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  2. Frogger Win User

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Cannot Access \Computer\Shared Network Folders after Windows Update. :)
     
    Frogger, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. Ferdz Amp Win User
    Sharing folders over network - access denied

    Hello,

    To troubleshoot your concern with sharing files over the network using your Windows 10 device, we suggest that you run the Shared folders troubleshooter and check if it helps. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    • Type in Troubleshooting in the search box and press
      Enter.
    • Click View all.
    • Click Shared Folders.
    • Click Next and follow on-screen instructions.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Ferdz Amp, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. DTG1 Win User

    Cannot Access \\Computer\\Shared Network Folders after Windows Update.

    Cannot access shared network drive


    Personally, I wouldnt use Everyone. If anyone hacks into you, they have full access to everything and can demolish everything on your raid. I would rather set up accounts and access separately for each person. That way, I know who did all that damage. In the end with a little extra work, I feel more secure by using Authenticated Users.


    If this helps.
    step 1 create non-microsoft account and without email and address without admin rights
    step 2 share a drive or folder to specific user account (if Everyone is listed, remove it)
    step 3 set security > add Authenticated Users (if more than 1 account) or add specific users
    step 3a remove Everyone from list
    step 3b uncheck full control and write for all items listed except SYSTEM and Admin account.
    step 4 right click Start > Computer Management > System Tools > Shared Folders > Shares ... to verify settings and change anything else. You can also see the number of connections to each share here.
     
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