Windows 10: Explorer missing a network device

Discus and support Explorer missing a network device in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, Missing network device - EXTERNALDRIVE Since the last Windows 10 update which I installed on Dec. 9 I am missing one devices in Explorer >... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Frank C, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Frank C Win User

    Explorer missing a network device


    Hi,
    Missing network device - EXTERNALDRIVE
    Since the last Windows 10 update which I installed on Dec. 9 I am missing one devices in Explorer > Network on one of three network computers.
    They are all present on the other two computers. One of these is Windows 10., the other is Vista Premium.
    The complete device list under network is Frankspc, Charlottespc, and Sue_ASUS and ExternalDrive.
    The missing device on the Explorer list on Frankspc is EXTERNALDRIVE. I can ping it at 192.168.1.3
    Any Ideas on how to get it back in the Explorer list?
    Thanks

    HP Envy
    Windows 10

    :)
     
    Frank C, Dec 15, 2015
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  2. VJ30062 Win User

    Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade: Unable to reconnect to my NAS Storage

    Hi Paul - My laptop was set on "discoverable".

    Besides, I have access to the homegroup PC's on my home network. But my list of devices in the Network Tab of Fiel explorer is missing my shared drives and other widows systems.
     
    VJ30062, Dec 15, 2015
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  3. Network device missing

    Hello Charles,

    There is no limit to the number of devices that can be on the network.

    Please provide us more information to help you further:


    • Which device are you trying to connect?

    • Are you trying to connect through home group?

    If you are trying to connect through Home group, I suggest you to remove the Home group and try adding it back and verify the result.

    Hope the above information helps. Reply with the necessary information to help you better.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Dec 15, 2015
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  4. Frank C Win User

    Explorer missing a network device

    Frank C, Dec 17, 2015
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  5. Frank C Win User
    My fix didn't last through a restart. I am still in need of a fix.
     
    Frank C, Dec 17, 2015
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  6. Frank, you may want to try setting up a HomeGroup. I didn't want to - don't like HomeGroups - and didn't think I should "have to" use a HomeGroup when I had a perfectly good Workgroup already setup (but broken after last update), but I finally broke down and just did the HomeGroup. Now everything is working and communicating as it should.
     
    CountryBumkin, Dec 17, 2015
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  7. Kiwi1 Win User
    If its an external drive ( a network attached storage drive) , then the problem most likely is that with Windows 10, it is unable to 'see' samba devices in the local network. Windows 10 seems to use SMB3.11 protocol by default, so you can change this by the following command prompts:

    Go to Start, then Command Prompt (admin)
    at the command prompt enter the following commands. Its easiest to copy and paste from below, and press enter after each paste:


    sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi

    sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= disabled


    Then reboot your Windows 10 machine; with a bit of luck you will now see your external drive on the 'network' list.
     
    Kiwi1, Dec 18, 2015
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  8. Frank C Win User

    Explorer missing a network device

    Thanks Kiwi1,
    That did the trick. I ran the cmds on both Windows 10 computers and I now see the EXTERNALDRIVE in Explorer on both.
    This is very important to me because that is where I keep backups.
    It would have save me a lot of time if Microsoft had told me that this was a necessary step.

    CountryBumpkin,
    I will also try to get the Homegroup set up correctly.
    I do see homegroup but it insists on a password to join. I don't know the password and I can't find it.
    Perhaps I can create a new homegroup and delete the old one.
    I'll work on this.
     
    Frank C, Dec 18, 2015
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  9. Kiwi1 Win User
    Yes its hard to find info about that issue and I spent a lot of time googling to find out more; its buried in Windows support here but doesn't actually mention Windows 10 and I found that it worked by trial and error.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2696547

    By the way, even though you couldn't 'see' the Network Drive, you would still have been able to map the drives by using File Explorer, Map Network drive, \\servername\foldername

    Microsoft ought to be a bit more proactive, but I also think the NAS drive folks such as WD should re-issue firmware for there drives that supports SMB3 and fixes the problem
     
    Kiwi1, Dec 19, 2015
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  10. Frank C Win User
    Kiwi1,
    Thanks for your detective work. I had spent hours on the problem with no success.

    Country Bumkin,
    I did try to set up a Home group. One computer running windows 10 could not join.
    There is a access error of: 0x80070035 which i think is interfering. I posted this on Network and Sharing under Error code 0x80070035
     
    Frank C, Dec 19, 2015
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  11. Frank C Win User
    I got the homegroup set up. I needed credentials for both windows 10 computer to access each other.
    However, this did not solve the local network access problem between the two Windows 10 computers.
    If I try to open any folder, using homegroup, on SUE_ASUS from nothing happens.
    Likewise, the reverse is true. SUE_ASUS cannot open any folder on .


    Explorer missing a network device [​IMG]
     
    Frank C, Apr 5, 2018
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