|The fact that you can ping the server tells me your issue is not a network issue.|
So my question is, are you sure the directory in question has been shared properly? Can other devices connect to it? If so, try mapping the drive using the IP address.
ie: \\192.168.1.4\[shared folder]
For example, lets say you have a shared directory on the server as follows: C:\files\shared When mapping to it, you would map as follows:
For some odd reason in Windows, shares on the network do not always appear in "Network" Also, not all devices show up. I have a NAS device that never appears in "Network" although all my PC's do. So when I map to it, I do so using the IP as in my above example.
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