Windows 10: How do I map to a shared network file

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  1. RobinNJ1 Win User

    How do I map to a shared network file


    How do I map to a network file if my surface says can't find the netwirk

    :)
     
    RobinNJ1, Jan 22, 2020
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  2. cannot open files on network shared drive

    Is the remote shared folder mapped? Do you have a drive letter assigned to it?
    I'd suggest calling the software developer and asking them.
     
    thebluebumblebee, Jan 22, 2020
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  3. Naresh_K Win User
    Not able to share files over network after an windows update.

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Please note that Home network feature has been removed from Windows 10 (1803 and later builds). So could you please help me with the following:

    1. Which version of Windows 10 are you using?
    Note: To check the version of windows, open run dialog box (by pressing Windows key + R) and type “Winver”.

    2. What is the exact error message you are getting??

    Here is an alternate that you can use. We have a feature called Map a drive to share files on computers on same network. I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:

    Step 1: Re-map the drive: Here is article to help to map the drive:
    Map a network drive.If you are not able
    to view any of your computers from the other computer then follow the steps mentioned below.

    Step 2: Check if the feature is enabled (make sure that this feature is enabled on all the computer connected to this network).

    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. Then click on all Control Panel Items.
    3. Then click on Programs and features.

    4. Then on the left hand side, click on Turn Windows features on or off.

    5. Windows Feature box will open. Please scroll down and under SMB 1.0 CIFS File Sharing Support, check the boxes next to SMB 1.0/CIFS Client and SMB 1.0/ CIFS Server. If the boxes are already ticked, please unchecked the box and check
    it again.

    6. It will ask you to restart your Computer. Please Restart it.

    Step 3: Check if the services are running:

    1. Press Windows key + R to open Run. Then type "Services.msc" in the run box and hit enter.
    2. The names of the services which you will need to check are:

    • Function Discovery Provide Host.
    • Function Discovery Resource Publication.
    • SSDP Discovery.
    • UPnP Device Host.
    3. Also Check for DHCP Client and DNS Client.

    4. Right click on the above services and then go to properties.

    5. Under General tab, make sure that the Startup type is automatic and Service status is running.

    6. Then go to recovery tab and change all the entries (next to 1st failure, 2nd failure and Subsequent failure) to Restart the Service.


    Now you should be able to use the map a drive feature to share files.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking on Yes or No.
     
    Naresh_K, Jan 22, 2020
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  4. Jizzler Win User

    How do I map to a shared network file

    cannot open files on network shared drive

    I have used a small handful of applications that just won't open a \\host\share\file.ext

    Annoying, but there may be a workaround, try mapping the share to a drive letter:

    In Explorer, Tools > Map network drive...


    How do I map to a shared network file map-network-drive-1.png


    Then choose an unused drive letter, and the shared folder.


    How do I map to a shared network file map-network-drive-2097.png


    This will work for most programs as it'll see K:\kitchen.kit
     
    Jizzler, Jan 22, 2020
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