Workgroup networking, one PC cannot see shared other PC
Posted on 2014-10-23
Our client has striaghtforward workgroup network. 4 PCs (all Win 7 Pro, one Vista business)
One of the PCs acts as the "central" file store and this folder is shared with "everyone" permission. All PCs on the network can see and have mapped this shared drive. Works fine for the other PCs, except one of the Win 7 PCs which only sees one folder and one file on the shared PC. (says they are offline) there are tens of folders and files on the shared area.
I have tried everything (I think), taking it off workgroup, putting it back on. Checking the share on the central PC. In all other respects this PC works fine, can see network resources and connects to Internet (via switch/hub and router).
This has apparently been like this for a few months(!), they didn't tell us, but was originally working OK.
All ideas welcomed, please.