Network computers not showing in Windows 10

If after upgrading Windows 10 you find that Network Discovery is not working as a result of which Workgroup computers or Network places are missing or not showing up, then this post will show you how to resolve the issue.

Network computers not showing

Try the following solutions sequentially and see if any of them help you.

1] Update Network Adapter Driver

Press Win+R to open the Run box and type the command devmgmt.msc. Press Enter, and it would open the Device Manager window.

Expand the list of network drivers and update them.Network computers not showing in Windows 10

If that doesn’t work, uninstall the same drivers and restart the system. The system will reinstall the drivers.

Another suggestion is to download and install the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.

2] Reset Winsock, etc.

Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (administrator) to open an elevated Command Prompt.

Enter the following commands one by one and press Enter after entering each command to Reset Winsock:

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

Restart your computer and see.

3] Check Function Discovery Resource Publication Service

Press Win+R to open the Run window and type the command services.msc. Press Enter to open the Windows Services window.

Locate the Function Discovery Resource Publication Service, right-click on the Service and select Properties.Function Discovery Resource Publication

Here, ensure that the Startup type of Function Discovery Resource Publication service is Automatic and that it is Started.

4] Ensure that SMB 1.0 is manually enabled

If Network computers are not showing ensure that SMB 1.0 is enabled. Maybe that will help. You will be able to do it via Control Panel > Programs & Features > Turn Windows features on or off.

5] Network Reset

If all of the above solutions fail, we might consider resetting the entire network settings.

Click on the Start button and then on the gear-like symbol to open the Settings window.

Select Network and Internet. Scroll and locate Network Reset. Click on it and then on Reset now.

Hope something here helps you.

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