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  • Why can't access shared folder by computer name on windows 10? But i access by IP address
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 8:41 AM

Answers

  • One likely cause is that when you first connected the computer to the network and it popped out the question "do you want this computer to be discoverable ... (etc.etc.)" you answered "no". You can go into the network properties and change the network to "private" instead of "public"; this should make the computer accessible by name instead of only IP.

    If you need further help on this topic, it is better to ask in one of the end-user forums such as Microsoft Answers. The question does not really belong in this Training and Certification forum, unless you want advice on taking a training course that will teach you how to solve your problem.

    Sunday, December 13, 2015 8:45 AM

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  • One likely cause is that when you first connected the computer to the network and it popped out the question "do you want this computer to be discoverable ... (etc.etc.)" you answered "no". You can go into the network properties and change the network to "private" instead of "public"; this should make the computer accessible by name instead of only IP.

    If you need further help on this topic, it is better to ask in one of the end-user forums such as Microsoft Answers. The question does not really belong in this Training and Certification forum, unless you want advice on taking a training course that will teach you how to solve your problem.

    Sunday, December 13, 2015 8:45 AM
  • Can you detail about how to change network?

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:09 AM
  • On Windows 10, click on the network icon in the notification area at the bottom right of the screen. Select "Network Settings". Click on "WiFi" at the top, and then scroll down the list until you see "Advanced Options". Click on Advanced Options and the toggle the switch for "Make this PC discoverable" (which by default should be Off for public networks and On for private networks).

    As mentioned above, you will probably get better answers for this topic if you ask in a relevant forum (see http://answers.microsoft.com/ ).

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 9:20 AM
  • thank you so much for support me

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:05 AM