Windows 10 has many impressive features to boost up user’s experience with it. The file-sharing feature is one of those to share any files to another computer within the local network they created. Hence, many users claimed that recent updates had ruined this system, and Windows 10 file sharing not working correctly.
Reasons Behind windows 10 file sharing not working
You can fix a problem quickly if you find out the root cause. You should learn about why your windows 10 OS file sharing option is not working. Plenty of issues are responsible for this problem. Let’s go one by one.
1. Related Services Are Offline:
While turning on network sharing windows 10, there is some couple of similar service have which need to be turned on too. Ensure those services are ON and confirm they start up automatically in the future attempts.
2. Unavailability of Ownership:
If the specified file or folder is not accessible on a specific folder, then there is a problem with permissions and ownership. Make sure the authority to the file properties is enabled.
3. Recent Updates Uninstalled:
Are your windows 10 OS is updated with the latest updates? If no, then definitely you missed out on some new bug fixes, and security patches, and one of these missing features is creating the problem. Confirm you are using the most recent updated windows 10.
Do not forget to disable the IPv6 option. Many users claimed that they could share files or folders when they disable the IPv6 feature.
We all use antivirus to keep out computers protected from any bugs. Sometimes, antivirus is responsible for windows 10 network discovery, not working status.
How to Fix?
Fixing depends on a few certain services. Do not worry about fixing, as it is a straightforward task. Whatever the problem and task it is, the problem need to be solved efficiently. Have a look for the below solutions
Make Sure Certain Services Are Running Smoothly
You may be thinking, what are the certain services to solve the sharing problem? Two services named Function Discovery Provider Host and Function Discovery Resource Publication. These two services need to run without any problem. Take care of the below points to achieve it
1. Open “Run” by using the shortcut key “Windows key + R.” A new box will appear and write down “services.msc” in the Open area and click OK. It will open the Services Tool. There is an alternative way also to open this. Go to Start Menu and then Control Panel, or you can search for the option using the Start Menu’s search option.
2. Now you are in Control Panel Window. Let’s change the font size of the icon for easy understanding. To do this, go to the top right option named “View By” and click “Large Icon.” Now, scroll down and continue going until you find out the option “Administrative Tool” and then go bottom to select the “Service” option.
3. Now, check out the list for “Function Discovery Provider Host” and “Function Discovery Resource Publication” services. Right-click on each one and select “Properties” from the context menu which appears.
4. Check the service started or not. Quickly you can check by keeping your eyes on next to the Service status message. But right now, you should stop the service until we proceed to next. Stop it for now by clicking the Stop button in the middle of the window.
5. Before moving to other steps, you have to confirm the option under the Startup type menu in the service’s properties window is set to Automated. Before exiting, do not forget to hit the “Start” button in the middle of the window. Be sure you replicate the same procedure for all services we stated. Then, you supposed an error message saying that “Windows Could Not Start The Service on Local Computer.” And Error will be highlighted.
6. If you receive the above Error message, follow the below instruction as described to sort it ou
- Follow the same above instructions # 1 and 2 to get into the Service’s Properties option. Traverse to the Log On tab and click on the Browse…
- You need to type your account’s name Under the “Enter the object name to select” entry box, hit on Check Names, and wait until the name becomes presented.
- Click OK when you are finished and type a password in the Password box when you are encouraged with it if you have set up a password. Windows 10 File sharing should now work co correctly!
With the name IPv6, you may think it hard, but believe me, it is very simple. Follow the below steps
- Open “Control Panel” and shoot on “Network and Sharing Center.”
- Select “Change adapter settings.” Give double-click on your active Network Adapter on the Internet Connection window.
- Elect “Properties” and look for the “Internet Protocol Version 6” entry on the list. Uncheck it and click “OK.” Then, restart your computer and see if the problem still exists.
Turn Off Password Protection
If your computer’s Password Protected Sharing is Turned on, then you will face hassle to share any files or folder. Because either other users need to have a user account on your computer or they need to learn about your user name and password. For sure, you will not agree to share your user name and password. So, the option is to turn off the Password Protection while file sharing.
Go to “Control Panel” > “Network and Sharing Center” > “Change advanced sharing settings.”
Then, under All Networks, check “Turn off password protected sharing” and shoot on “Save changes.”
Solving windows 10 network sharing problem will become very easy if you follow the above steps. Whenever you face any problem, diagnose the problem, find out the root cause first, take corrective actions to solve it, and finally achieve your goal.