I recently purchased a new MacBook Air for myself so my knowledge of how to configure things in it is pretty elementary, if non-existent.
Hours of scouring the web reading articles and watching YouTube help videos have enabled me to successfully connect my MacBook Air to the shared folders on my Windows 10 Pro machine,
My problem is that I can only access my MAC from the Window 10 machine by the MAC's IP address, which is assigned by DHCP so will eventually change. I don't want to make it a static IP unless there is absolutely no other way around it.
When I go to Networks on my Win 10 Pro machine, the MacBook Air does not appear as a computer to select. Nor does it's IP address. I need to manually access it by \\192.168.1.xxx
I can ping the MAC's IP address, but not its machine name. I can see my own Windows 10 Pro machine appear in Network (File Explorer) though, just not the MAC. I can also access the shared folders on the MAC when I access it using the IP address.
Things tried to resolve so far
MAC OS Specs
- Set the "Function Discovery Provider Host" Service to Automatic Start (Delayed) and made sure it is running
- Set the "Function Discovery Resource Publication" Service to Automatic Start (Delayed) and made sure it is running
- Temporarily Disabled Firewalls on both MAC and Windows computers - made no difference
- Have done an "ipconfig /flushdns" on the Windows machine - made no difference
- Have restarted both machines a couple of times per articles and videos - that did squat
- Tore a few hairs out of my head and decided to post for help here ;)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)
- macOS High Sierra - Version 10.13.6 (latest version available)
- Self built Windows 10 Machine
- Windows 10 Pro - Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134 (latest available according to Windows Update)
Can someone help out with getting my Windows 10 Pro box to recognize the MAC so it appears as a computer when I look in File Explorer's Network list?
Any suggestions appreciated.