Dealing with limited Network list of computernames

This is a combination of questions really that hinge on peer-to-peer network Name Service or lack thereof.
With the release and installation of Windows 10 1803, this has become more critical.

Now, I know that NetBIOS has been deprecated and that Name Service on peer-to-peer networks runs on NetBIOS.  So, it *may* be that Name Service is deprecated as well.
It's a little hard to believe that this could be the case but perhaps so.

I also know that a server-based architecture could take care of this issue.  But sometimes that isn't going to happen or, at least, not happen quickly.
I also understand that some believe that the Network list of computers is unneeded and is indicative of a bad architecture or practices.  I can only respond by noting that we don't live in a perfect world.  Rather, we live in a world that must be dealt with as it presents itself to us.  Not that we are powerless but there *are* practical limits.

Did I cover enough already?

OK - so I'm dealing with situations that depend on having access to file-serving computers that normally would be accessed using the Network list.  Except now they are missing.
I've asked a number of times but it all seems to fold back into NetBIOS being deprecated - so give up??
Examples of this arising include application software that gives a browse capability that can't show everything and/or won't allow typing anything (such as an IP address precursor to a path).

Workarounds that sometimes work are:
- mapping network drives into a local drive letter.  I don't like this but it's sometimes necessary.
- shortcuts that don't use up connections unless in use.
- etc.

Any tips and tricks that might be useful to know?
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zvitamConsultantCommented:
Read the following article Network Computers are Not Visible in Windows 10 Version 1803 especially the section
Fix Network Computers are Not Visible in Windows 10 Version 1803
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NerdsOfTechTechnology ScientistCommented:
Windows key + R
\\IP-ADDRESS-OF-SHARED-COMPUTER\
press enter
enter credentials if needed, click remember credentials, then OK.

This should reestablish the link between computers.
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
NerdsOfTech:  That's exactly what has to be done in order to map a network drive that has no name evident.
The issue isn't simply establishing a link.
The simple issue is that Users expect to find computers on the Network list.  This is a customer satisfaction issue.
The more complicated issue is that application software expects to provide pull-down menus that show available computers.  Some of these will NOT show what's needed if there isn't a name evident.

Thanks for the suggestion nonetheless!
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
Thank you!  I've been looking for such a solution for a long time.  Too many folks don't believe it's doable.
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