Windows 10 cannot access shared computers and folders on network

We bought 2 computers with the exact same build except one had windows 10 home and the other Pro. I am adding these computers to a functional network made up of windows 7, 8 and 10 HOME computers. The new windows 10 home computer was added just fine.

The new windows 10 PRO computer can join the network, see other computer, access the internet and even share documents on the network but when it try's to access other computers shared folders it gets the "access denied" error.  This computer only has windows ten pro installed on it, no security programs installed or other changes done to factory settings.  There is no need for credentials or passwords on our network.  our network is set up as a wired only network and IPs are static. (tried switching to auto IP/dns settings to test but no help). All other windows 10 computers are Home versions and were added to our network using the same methods without problems. 

*Modified title for accuracy*

*Original title: Windows 10 Pro Cannot access shared computers / folders on network*


When Microsoft removed Homegroup from Windows v1803 and it effect all sharing. Here is some things you can do.

To get you PC's to visible under File Explorer network section then most important part is to start some required services.

Push Win Key and type "Services", locate those services, start them and set Start type to Automatic (Delayed Start). 

Services are:

   - Function Discovery Provider Host

   - Function Discovery Resource Publication

   - SSDP Discovery

   - UPnP Device Host

Update = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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Last updated September 18, 2020 Views 113,536 Applies to: