Only one station in a LAN with WORKGROUP cannot access a MAPPED folder

RGuillermo used Ask the Experts™
Hello Experts,
this is a Lan with seven stations (win7)
one staton is sharing a folder to all  
all stations except one access this shared folder via a mapping
this folder has all shared permission and security permissions granted to administrators, evereyone, users....etc

But still this only win7 station does not access....
message on this station is

"Windows cannot access \\station01
 Check the spelling of the name... otehrwise there might be a problem with the network....."

What can I do here ?
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Hemil AquinoNetwork Security Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018
does you network have a DNS server?
Have you tried using ip address \\

Check spelling means DNS issue therefore you will have to use IP address instead of the name.
Daryl BamforthTechnical Expert
Are they all identical builds?
Can you ping the file server by DNS name?
Can the file server ping the troublesome windows 7 box?
Network and Sharing Center.
     Windows network set to home network?
>> Advanced options
          Windows network discovery turned on?
          Turn off home group unless you you use it.

Open file explorer >> Network
Do you see any other network PCs?   No, recheck network settings,  PC name, Workgroup spelling (etc as others mentioned above).
Do you see "station01"  ?  
      -- no? right click in an open space  >> refresh  
      -- Yes?  open station01,  can you find the folder?  

If yes, the current drive map may be corrupt, try remapping it.
RGuillermoProject Manager


Thnaks to all Experts,
we tested each point, its working now... mapping was corrupted
before re-mapping we had to check most of our network settings.
Daryl BamforthTechnical Expert

Glad you got it working again.

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