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How to view drives on 2 different computers on same network?

Q: How to view drives on 2 different computers on same network?

Hi, this question is for a friend of mine at work. She has 2 different computers at her home.One is a Desktop that has Vista and the other is a Laptop that has Win-7. They are both on a router and the Laptop is wireless.

She said originally someone had it setup to where if she was on the desktop, she could see the drives on the laptop and visa-versa but not she unable to do this. She dis say there are 3 different profiles setup on them, one for her, her daughter and her husband.

If anyone has any ideas that would be great...thanks so much...

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A: How to view drives on 2 different computers on same network?

What changed? Did she reinstall or change workgroups, etc?

To find computers on the network, network discovery must be turned ON. To access files, etc you must select what files and or folders you want to share.

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Have you tried setting up a different user profile on the Windows 8 machine with the problem?

Try setting up a standard account on the problem machine then see if can see the other machines. This will tell if you the current user profile is corrupted.

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A:Unknown Network Device in CP\View Network Computers, Dev.

Do you have a Kindle?  This (KFARWI) looks to be an Amazon Android device - of which the Kindle is the most common device (IMO).
Search Google for Amazon KFARWI

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A:Cannot view other computers on network

I Feel like I'm taking a Microsoft cert with this question LOL .

Make sure that both computer A and Computer B have Client for Microsoft Netwroks & File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.
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Navigate to your current connection and Right click and choose properties.

Verify that Client for Microsoft Netwroks & File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks. have checkmarks.

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A:cant view other computers on network

So both your machines connect to the same router or you are using one computer as a relay to your router by having 2 networks on it, if so are these both wireless or is one wired.

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Could you post a screen shot of the window you are seeing these ghost PCs.

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A:Cannot view computers in My Network Places

Hello,

Do you know when this problem occured? You could try using System Restore to try restoring to a date before the problem occured..

Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore

Regards,
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Can you ping both ways by computer name? Have you disabled all firewalls to see if this is a firewall issue?
 

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A:not able to view the workgroup computers

Go to Start -> Run
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When i changed the IP address and used the same IP address which is already used on the other laptop, I'm prompting with IP Conflict or IP already used on the network.

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A:Can ping but cannot map drive or view computers?(XP)

make sure all computers have netbios enable and that the computer browser service is enable on computer Management services and applications and that all computers are part of the same workgroup
 

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A:Windows XP can't view workgroup computers

Each computer should have a unique name, not the same Computer name, or they will conflict. They should be under the same Workgroup name, not the blank Workgroup. Make sure each computer has a User Name and Password to login to the computer. Make sure Simple File Sharing is turned on and that there is something shared on each computer. Go to each of the computers Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type ipconfg /all and press enter. Write down the IP address of each computer. Make sure all computers have the same Default Gateway (your routers IP Address). now Ping the the IP address of a remote computer (eg) type ping 192.168.1.12 and press enter. You should get an answer from each computer.
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A:run command for 'view computers and devices'

See if what you are looking for is in this list - Canonical Names of Control Panel Items (Windows)

Regards. . .

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A:Cant 'view Workgroup computers' but shortcuts work.

I'm not sure but try naming all of the workgroups on the computers to the same thing.
 

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Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/view-workgroup-computers-only-shows-mine.565761/
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Might want to put a password on that router of yours

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A:Just reformatted computer and now unable to view other computers

Is the workgroup name correct? Does it match the other computer(s)?

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Welcome .

If I understood you correctly you are opening three different windows of explorer and navigate each
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   Note
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A:{Solved} - Windows 9x computers can't view Win2k Pro share

Greetings

1) Make sure that your Win9x machines and Win2K machine have the same workgroup name

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Cheers

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

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A:Multiple drives, One Desktop, all drives recognized in network

I'll bite:

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A:Moving Hard Drives -with OS on them- between computers.

You can't install Windows in a hard drive and then move it to a different computer and expect it to work.

You need to install Windows in the hard drive in the computer that it's going to run in.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/moving-hard-drives-with-os-on-them-between-computers.1132253/
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A:Old Hard Drives With Newer Computers

Not sure what you're looking for, but...Ultra SATA to IDE Adapter ULT40322 at TigerDirect.com

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/224337-old-hard-drives-newer-computers.html
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Any feedback would be great.
Regards,
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A:Swaping Hard Drives between Computers

If they are exactly the same then it should work. But if one is "newer and faster" then how are they exactly the same?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/swaping-hard-drives-between-computers.593777/
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A:Immunize Computers against infected USB drives!

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Thanks in Advance!

A:Can I switch Hard Drives between Computers?

Probably not win7 is more forgiving then XP as far as drivers but you'll still need to address different chipset, video, network drivers and if it's a OEM install it will want to reactivate and then flunk WGA.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/can-i-switch-hard-drives-between-computers-505002.html
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Hello majid55, and welcome to Ten Forums.

By default, Windows 10 will show your drives listed under "This PC" and as their own separate group in the navigation pane.

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove these separate drives.

Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/68747-please-help-two-hard-drives-explorer-view.html
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A:How to view mapped drives on a remote pc

Look at Pstools. Specifically Psexec.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx
Not sure if it will work or not but it is worth a try.
 

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A:Unable to see home network computers in Windows Explorer Network scree

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A:Basic questions re: swapping drives between computers

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unmountable boot volume : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

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A:Computers Wont Recognize Xternal Drives

Can you here the drive spin up....try using a pencil and put it on the drive and your thumb over the end of it and put your ear to your thumb
 

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A:Can't access other home computers' drives since W7 reinstall.

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A:Sharing entire hard drives between my 2 computers

You should be able to simply right click on C: / select "Sharing and Security..." / then choose "Share this folder". The only problem that I can see is that Windows likely won't share system files/folders. And sharing the C: drive won't make external drives accessible.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/sharing-entire-hard-drives-between-my-2-computers-420757.html
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A:Do all additional hard drives work on all computers?

what is the make and model of your computer?
 

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A:vista connecting tomy wireless network but not other computers on network

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A:unable to view drives in navigation pane

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A:How do I install 2 hard drives from seperate computers into 1 computer?

One master and one slave but if you think the master will boot up, it won't happen because another OS on the hard drive will not boot right up on new hardware. You will need to clean install XP onto one drive or the other.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-install-2-hard-drives-from-seperate-computers-into-1-computer.472951/
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A:Network Monitoring Tool to view how clients use the network

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Thanks very E: - (flash) unable to C: Drives and view Trojan.Packed.NsAnti much in advance for any assistance I've been trying to scrub this trojan with partial success After running symantec Trojan.Packed.NsAnti - unable to view C: and E: (flash) Drives spybot aaw and malwarebytes in safemode the trojan or it's effects still seems to be on the Dell Latitude Machine Windows doesnt seem to recognize flash drives and the C drive Here is the is the latest Hjack this log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at AM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode Normal Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin EvtEng exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin S EvMon exe C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin WLKeeper exe C Program Files Lavasoft Ad-Aware aawservice exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C PROGRA SYMANT SYMANT DefWatch exe C Program Files Dell QuickSet NICCONFIGSVC exe C PROGRA SYMANT SYMANT Rtvscan exe C WINDOWS system nvsvc exe C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin RegSrvc exe C WINDOWS system dllhost exe C WINDOWS system dllhost exe C WINDOWS system wscntfy exe C Program Files Apoint Apoint exe C WINDOWS system rundll exe C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe C Program Files Intel Wireless bin ZCfgSvc exe C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin ifrmewrk exe C WINDOWS stsystra exe C Program Files Wave Systems Corp Services Manager DocMgr bin docmgr exe C Program Files Apoint HidFind exe C Program Files Wave Systems Corp SecureUpgrade exe C Program Files Dell QuickSet quickset exe C Program Files Apoint Apntex exe C Program Files CyberLink PowerDVD DX PDVDDXSrv exe C PROGRA SYMANT SYMANT vptray exe C WINDOWS system conime exe C Program Files NetWaiting netWaiting exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Spybot - Search amp Destroy TeaTimer exe C Program Files DNA btdna exe C Program Files Skype Phone Skype exe C Program Files Digital Line Detect DLG exe C Program Files Orbitdownloader orbitdm exe C Program Files Orbitdownloader orbitnet exe C Program Files Java jre bin jucheck exe C Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exe C Program Files Trend Micro HijackThis HijackThis exe O - BHO btorbit com - B - B - -B F -F B EFC - C Program Files Orbitdownloader orbitcth dll O - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO Skype add-on mastermind - BF B-C D - d - A -A F BA C - C Program Files Skype Toolbars Internet Explorer SkypeIEPlugin dll O - BHO Spybot-S amp D IE Protection - - F - D - - D F - C Program Files Spybot - Search amp Destroy SDHelper dll O - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - Toolbar Veoh Web Player Video Finder - FBB -D D - f a-A E - B BFC - C Program Files Veoh Networks VeohWebPlayer VeohIEToolbar dll O - Toolbar Grab Pro - C BBCD - AD- AD- - C EACC - C Program Files Orbitdownloader GrabPro dll O - HKLM Run Apoint C Program Files Apoint Apoint exe O - HKLM Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system NvCpl dll NvStartup O - HKLM Run nwiz nwiz exe installquiet O - HKLM Run NVHotkey rundll exe nvHotkey dll Start O - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe O - HKLM Run IntelZeroConfig quot C Program Files Intel Wireless bin ZCfgSvc exe quot O - HKLM Run IntelWireless quot C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin ifrmewrk exe quot tf Intel PROSet Wireless O - HKLM Run SigmatelSysTrayApp stsystra exe O - HKLM Run Document Manager C Program Files Wave Systems Corp Services Manager DocMgr bin docmgr exe O - HKLM Run SecureUpgrade C Program Files Wave Systems Corp SecureUpgrade exe O - HKLM Run Dell QuickSet C Program Files Dell QuickSet quickset exe O - HKLM Run PDVDDXSrv quot C Program Files CyberLink PowerDVD DX PDVDDXS... Read more

A:Trojan.Packed.NsAnti - unable to view C: and E: (flash) Drives

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A new drive icon recently appeared under the "Other" category when viewing drives in Computer. I don't know how long it's been there but it's fairly recent.
Can anyone identify what it is?
See the attached or linked image.
 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5VRY11SBMz1TEhRUEpvSzJLNE0/view?usp=sharing

A:Unknown drive icon appeared under Computer drives view

This looks like a mixture of two things.  First, the first half of the numbers is a CLSID for your C: drive.  Second, the second half is a registry reference for Norton Backup Drive used by Comcast.  So, if you happen to be using Comcast's Norton, this may be your anti-tamper function to protect your C: drive.  try looking here:  http://community.norton.com/en/forums/remove-backup-drive-norton-Comcast

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/587132/unknown-drive-icon-appeared-under-computer-drives-view/