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I have 3 pcs on a network. One desktop running Win 10 and another desktop running Vista. They are connected to the network via Ethernet. The other pc is a laptop running Win 10 and connected via WiFi.

The laptop can see and share files from the Vista desktop. The Vista desktop can see and share files from the Win 10 laptop. They both can neither see or share files from the Win 10 desktop. They show it as a media device only.

The Win 10 desktop can see and share files from both the Win 10 laptop and the Vista desktop.

Any ideas on what the problem might be with the network?

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Re: networking

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Did you share the folders you want to share on the Windows 10 computer?

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A HomeGroup will work based on some setups.

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Create and use a HomeGroup. Make sure all the sharing devices are on the same LAN since a HomeGroup only functions with this in place.

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Post was last edited on March 21, 2018 7:46 AM PDT

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Latest update and alternative functions that can be used

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This is the latest update I found after the retirement of HomeGroup by Microsoft:
Microsoft recommends two company features to replace HomeGroup on devices running Windows 10.
1.OneDrive for file storage.
 2.The Share functionality to share folders and printers without using the cloud.
 3.Using Microsoft Accounts to share data between apps that support syncing (e.g. Mail app).

For more information on this topic go through this url:

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/20/windows-10-microsoft-retires-homegroup/

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