win 7 win-eplorer does not remember group members / network sources -1


  1. Posts : 7
    Win 7 Profesional x64
       #1

    win 7 win-eplorer does not remember group members / network sources -1


    Hi there,
    I am new member to this forum in terms of posting. I've retrieved / found here some valuable hints for my win 7 machine issues in the past.
    Currently I am running into an issue with my win 7 file explorer, arising after a network troubleshooter use ...
    The left pane, Network section of my file explorer window (left pane) will now show only:
    This machine itself
    My LAN router

    win 7 win-eplorer does not remember group members / network sources -1-win7forums_01.png
    It was showing all my LAN members before.
    I can however go to other workgroup members / shared sources,
    by entering their names in address bar e.g. \\name

    win 7 win-eplorer does not remember group members / network sources -1-win7forums_02.png

    which will result in the source being listed in the Network section (left pane),
    with the content part in the right pane remaining unchanged.

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    However, after closing and restarting the file explorer (or reboot the system) these entries will be lost again.
    Yes, all members are in the same workgroup, with sharing active.
    Setting back the system to an restore point before the troubleshooter date did not resolve the issue (which it did when it happened before).
    The win 7 machine programs and features menue does not show any smb entry
    and manually editing the registry (adding) a SMB1 key (value 1) resulted in completely freezing the system.

    Update 2022 Jun 18:

    I found out how to put the
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LanmanServer\Parameters SMB1 key REG_DWORD to value 1 without freezing the system - via windows power shell.

    Also I temporarily disabled the win firewall.
    As a workaround I have mapped the sources as network drives
    and created a set of shortcuts on the desktop.
    Anybody out there who can give a hint to an existing thread or direct advice ??

    Any help appreciated
    best regards
    Gunter
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #2

    I have a mixture of computers with Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 10. I gave up a long time ago trying to get all of them to show in Explorer > Network. If they don't show up I use my network computer shortcuts instead.

    I have a folder on my desktop called My Network. Here are the shortcuts in it.

    win 7 win-eplorer does not remember group members / network sources -1-2022-06-18-16_37_28-my-network.jpg
      My Computer


 

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