Windows 10: Network discovery/drive mapping

Discus and support Network discovery/drive mapping in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Network discovery/drive mapping are no longer working since upgrade of w10 Cant access my network drive or any others at all. Using windows 10 V 2004... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by daveb47, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. daveb47 Win User

    Network discovery/drive mapping

    Network discovery/drive mapping are no longer working since upgrade of w10
    Cant access my network drive or any others at all.
    Using windows 10 V 2004
    Ideas anyone please.

    daveb47, Apr 3, 2021
  2. DMyr Win User

    Trouble Mapping Network Drive

    I have a WD NAS drive connected to my router and have mapped it on three of my computers. I just setup another laptop with Windows 10 and have updated it to 1809 and when I tired Mapping a network drive nothing is displayed in the browse window except the
    computer I am currently using. The drive is shown under network locations in File Explorer but not when you select map network drive and browse. I right clicked on the drive and selected properties and noted the IP address and went back into Map network drive
    but instead of selecting browse I entered the IP address but it still does not map the drive. The strange part is if I go to any of the computers that already has the network drive mapped and select Map network drive and select browse none of those computers
    show the drive either but you can select the mapped drive in the drive list in file explorer and it works just fine.

    I have read several articles both here and elsewhere and tried the suggestions but nothing works. Network discovery is turned on as is file sharing and also checked if all three boxes under SMB file sharing support in Windows features were also checked and
    they are. I have mapped several computers to several different drives over the years and anytime the drive was not listed it was always easy to go into Network Sharing Centre and find the problem but everything seems to be as it should so would appreciate
    if someone can suggest something I may have overlooked.

    Thank you
    DMyr, Apr 3, 2021
  3. Cannot keep Network Discovery Enabled.


    Thank you for the response.

    I would suggest that you change the settings in the Firewall to allow Network discovery so that the Firewall stays On while allowing the Network discovery to be enabled.

    Follow the steps.

    a . Open Control panel.

    b. Small icons from the drop down.

    c. Click on Windows Firewall.

    d. Click on Allow programs or feature through Firewall.

    e. Scroll the list and check Network Discovery.

    If you need additional assistance then let us know.
    Ruth Buruga, Apr 3, 2021
  4. Network discovery/drive mapping

    Copying or moving files to and from a mapped network drive fails in Windows 10 Home

    Hi Matthias,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about sharing files on network drive.

    Kindly let us know if your device is connected to domain network.

    If not connected I suggest you to try the below:

    Make sure Network discovery is turned on and both the computer is in same home group. Steps to follow:

    • Open Control Panel window
    • Select Network and Sharing Center
    • Select Change advanced sharing settings
    • Under Network Discovery, select Turn On network discovery

    Also refer to Microsoft article about: Create a shortcut to (map) a network drive

    (Applies to Windows 10 as well)

    Hope it helps. Feel free to contact us for further assistance on Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.
    Deepika Gowda, Apr 3, 2021

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