cant access shared folders
Posted on 2016-08-13
small network. two machines, both Win10 Home,
machine1 can see and edit files on machine2, but M2 cannot open files on M1.
M1 is listed as a device under Networks in Explorer on M2 but no shares will open.
Both use SMTP and have identical ipconfig results.
Both are set to "Allow" in Network and File Sharing
Permissions on shares on both machines are Everyone Full Control.
they are in the same workgroup, with identical user names and passwords.
i *think*the problem occurred after installation of a wireless networked printer, but after the replacement of a G router with an AC the day before.
Both machines can print to the printer, but, oddly, the printer is grayed out in Devices and Printers on both machines.
i cant think of anything else to check. Any suggestions?
Would using a Homegroup be a solution? Can a Homegrouo even be used with or after the old way of sharing files and folders?