Windows 10: Hard drives show as Media Devices in Network Devices.

Discus and support Hard drives show as Media Devices in Network Devices. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Windows 10 Home 2004 version I am trying to set up file sharing between my computers on the same router. After going through every step in all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by BobnTN, Jun 30, 2020 at 2:57 PM.

  1. BobnTN Win User

    Hard drives show as Media Devices in Network Devices.


    Windows 10 Home 2004 version

    I am trying to set up file sharing between my computers on the same router. After going through every step in all documents on the subject numerous times, the best I can do on one computer is see very limited folders, no documents no pictures.
    I have found that the drives show up on each computer as Media Devices. If I double click one it opens up Windows Media Player.
    I sort of think this may be my sharing problem, maybe not.
    How can I change the drive designations to Hard drives or Computer?

    :)
     

  2. Network drives are showing as Media Devices

    I just made a new install of Windows 10 and at first the other networked drives on my home server where showing correctly but now they appear in the Network screen as Media Devices.

    I'm not sure when it happened but I did reboot to change security settings, could this do anything?

    I've googled the issue and others have reported but the suggested fix of enabling Function Discovery/SSDP Discovery/UPnP doesn't seem to do anything.

    It was working correctly so I have no idea why it stopped.

    Thanks,

    William
     
    William R Hollingsworth, Jun 30, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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  3. Network notwork - computers listed as media devices. 1803 again!

    Notwork of 3 computers, Win 10, all patched to v1803, D is pro, hard wired to router, E is wife's desk and R is new portable - both 10-home on Wi-Fi.

    R is new, an Asus SonicMaster S510U that is recognized by the router. It has internet connectivity but I cannot transfer files to it except with sneakernet.

    I looked at the network structure on each computer using "Control Panel devices and printers" as well as File mgr - Network.

    D- devices: D and E listed as media devices, no computers, D does not see R.
    D- Network: D and E listed as media devices. Dbl click either brings up Media Player.

    E- devices: D and R listed as media devices.
    E- Network: D and E listed as computers and D again as a media device.

    R- devices: D and E show up as media devices.
    R- Network: R as a computer and D as a media device.

    The new laptop R is a ghost, sometimes seen but mostly not and doesn't participate.

    Using Team Viewer 12
    D and E connect, test file transfers OK.
    D and R connect, I can see partial R desktop (shows links but not folders), R sees D file structure, files will not transfer.

    Don't know if this matters - I ran the Network troubleshooter on all three computers - "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings", on any of them.

    I'm a geologist at wits end.
     
  4. Hard drives show as Media Devices in Network Devices.

    Network External Hard drive not showing in available network devices

    The Network External Hard drive not showing in available network devices. It shows up on all other computers on the network except this one. I attempted to locate it through a network device search but it only looks for blue tooth devices. On other computers,
    it shows up as a computer as well as one device (computer) but wont appear on this one.
     
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