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Cannot connect to shared drive on network. Internet works.

By mike311 ยท 9 replies
Jan 11, 2019
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  1. I have a Windows 10 laptop that will not (as of 1/10/19) connect to a shared drive on a Windows 7 desktop. It worked fine before yesterday. All the other laptops in the house can access the shared drive. I have tried everything that I know to do. Also, Windows takes forever to boot as if it is looking for something but can't find it. Can someone help please?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,494   +1,431

    Can you SEE the drive when you attempt to use Map Network Drive?
    What error is shown when you make the attempt to give it DLA?
     
  3. mike311

    mike311 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 30

    It does not show me the drive. upload_2019-1-11_18-31-52.
     
  4. mike311

    mike311 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 30

    When I click Diagnose it does not find any problems.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,494   +1,431

    And yet other systems CAN access \\MIKE-HP-DESKTOP ?
     
  6. mike311

    mike311 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Yes... I have 3 other laptops that connect to \MIKE-HP-DESKTOP.
    The problematic laptop is running Windows 10 Home version 1803
    The working laptops are at the same version.
    The windows 7 desktop is Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
     
  7. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 296   +73

    Do you happen to have any third party software running in the background of the Windows 10 Laptop? Antivirus / Firewall / Security programs? These could play a factor in connecting to a network drive.
     
  8. mike311

    mike311 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 30

  9. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 947   +168

  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,494   +1,431

    I thought so too.
     

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