Solved W10 to W10 network share hassle

November 11, 2018 at 12:30:11
Specs: Windows 10Pro, i3M, 4GB RAM
Hi,

Iam really hopeles at this moment, I have 3 computers connected through regular LAN network (1switch+1broadband router) sharing few folders, static IPs, same gateway, same subnet, offline windows accounts,

trouble is, 2 PCs with Win10Pro cant see each other - when I tried to open shared PCs icon under "Network" it is still saying "Cannot access- error code 0x80070035"-from any of W10 PCs.

Point is, that Vista laptop is connecting to both W10's without any problems right after start-and same vice-versa, even with android device I can straightly connect to shared folders through wifi in second.

Folders are properly shared, (everyone-read/write, network discovery ON, password protection OFF), tried EVERYTHING I know and I found over web (windows services related to network sharing setting to auto, Net Bios over TCPIP change, changes in registry, Network reset, security policies changed, windows firewall disabled, etc......) and still no change.

ONLY sometimes from time to time it have some bright moment and I can access the other W10 computer for a short while and then it is blocked again-this does NOT depends on restart/reconnect.
Running latest W10 updates, no 3rd party AV/FW software, RDC, pings, internet connection, everything else is working,

Any ideas??

Thanks

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November 12, 2018 at 08:23:20
Easiest way to modify the hosts file is to right-click on the start button, select "Windows Powershell (Admin)" and type:
(gi $env:windir\System32\drivers\etc\hosts).IsReadOnly = $false
notepad $env:windir\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
This will open Notepad with your hosts file. The instructions are in the file itself, but the format is:
IP_of_PC1 PC1
IP_of_PC2 PC2

Save the file, possibly reboot both machines, and see if that fixes things.

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#1
November 11, 2018 at 12:44:26
Apperently a known issue with Win10 v1803. Workaround seems to be going with static IPs and a hosts file on the Win10 PCs.

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November 11, 2018 at 12:57:16
Thanks..... Any info how to configure those hosts files?? I was even thinking there is some problem with NO passwords protection..

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November 11, 2018 at 14:35:32
Fix Error code 0x80070035 The network path was not found
https://troubleshooter.xyz/wiki/fix...

How to access files on network devices using SMBv1 on Windows 10
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-...
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-the-n...
HomeGroup to Be Removed From Windows 10 - How to Share Your Printers and Files
https://www.majorgeeks.com/content/...
How to Replace the Windows HomeGroup
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/repla...
Microsoft Just Removed HomeGroups From Windows 10
https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/micro...


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#4
November 11, 2018 at 20:46:25
Windows 10 has always had problems with non-server networking, apparently getting worse, not better. If Microsoft really wants Windows 10 to replace all of those older Windows 7 machines in small businesses and small office environments too small for a server, they will need to get their act together or more people may go towards Linux or elsewhere.

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November 12, 2018 at 08:23:20
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Easiest way to modify the hosts file is to right-click on the start button, select "Windows Powershell (Admin)" and type:
(gi $env:windir\System32\drivers\etc\hosts).IsReadOnly = $false
notepad $env:windir\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
This will open Notepad with your hosts file. The instructions are in the file itself, but the format is:
IP_of_PC1 PC1
IP_of_PC2 PC2

Save the file, possibly reboot both machines, and see if that fixes things.

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November 12, 2018 at 09:48:12
Dont want to "hex" this, but definitely "hosts file" solution works, none of the above... Thanks Razor 2.3!!!

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