Network file access dead in 11 Insider DEV Build 22454.1000


larc919

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I can't access other PCs on the network to get files. When I try from File Explorer, Windows Media Player opens in an offer to play music, etc. I have absolute zero interest in that function. DEV machine files are accessible to other PCs on the network. When I try to check Network and Sharing Center for sharing settings, I can't find that settings page anywhere. Any ideas on where I should look???

UPDATE: I found the problem. Shortcuts I was using to access drives on other PCs are no longer working. I can access some of those drives directly from File Explorer, but even a newly created shortcut won't work. Trying to access drives on 1 PC from File Explorer still causes Media Player to open for some reason. Maybe bugs just in this build.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win10 Pro x64 & 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix Z590 Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX 3050
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32UN650 32" 4k
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 @ 60Hz (175% scaling)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 250GB; WD Gold (WD1005FBYZ) 1TB; WD Black (WD1003FZEX) 1TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x
    Case
    Antec P100
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 with Noctua NF-P12 Redux & 120mm Case Fan x3
    Keyboard
    Logitech K740
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Internet Speed
    372 Mb down/12Mb up
    Browser
    Firefox & Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & Free MBAM
    Other Info
    Main PC
So, the devices in the Network only show up as media devices?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
I can't access other PCs on the network to get files. When I try from File Explorer, Windows Media Player opens in an offer to play music, etc. I have absolute zero interest in that function. DEV machine files are accessible to other PCs on the network. When I try to check Network and Sharing Center for sharing settings, I can't find that settings page anywhere. Any ideas on where I should look???

UPDATE: I found the problem. Shortcuts I was using to access drives on other PCs are no longer working. I can access some of those drives directly from File Explorer, but even a newly created shortcut won't work. Trying to access drives on 1 PC from File Explorer still causes Media Player to open for some reason. Maybe bugs just in this build.
Hi there
I had a problem with File explorer and Networked HDD's -- even with SMB1 enabled --it would show all the HDD's on remote computers but would not display any further directories on these HDD;s -- if you clicked on the disk(s) --nothing - no reaction etc.
This problem only occurred on a FRESH install of W11 -- on an update from any previous W11 version file explorer functioned correctly. Issues the same whether installed on a physical machine or running as a VM.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Had same problem also on build 22454 I rolled back to 22449 and it works
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel I7 12700k
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4
    Memory
    32 GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 3070
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2721QS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 pro m.2 1TB pci-express gen 4.0 x 4 NVMe
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus m.2 2TB PCIe-express gen 3.0 x 4 NVMe
    PSU
    Corsair RM 850
    Case
    Asus Rog Strix Helios GX601
    Cooling
    Asus Rog Strix LC II 240 ARGB
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    1 GB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium
Had same problem also on build 22454 I rolled back to 22449 and it works
I may have to consider that. It's not working in 22458 either.
So, the devices in the Network only show up as media devices?
When I try to open a drive on 1 networked PC from my DEV machine, Windows Media Player pops up instead of the usual File Explorer window showing the drive contents. It doesn't happen on the other 3 PCs. There must be some way to correct that, but I haven't found it yet.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win10 Pro x64 & 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix Z590 Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX 3050
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32UN650 32" 4k
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 @ 60Hz (175% scaling)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 250GB; WD Gold (WD1005FBYZ) 1TB; WD Black (WD1003FZEX) 1TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x
    Case
    Antec P100
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 with Noctua NF-P12 Redux & 120mm Case Fan x3
    Keyboard
    Logitech K740
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Internet Speed
    372 Mb down/12Mb up
    Browser
    Firefox & Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & Free MBAM
    Other Info
    Main PC
Hrm. Only thing I can think of is maybe that device has allowed network music sharing,, what is that thing we turn off in the Move \Users folder tutorial? Ahh, yes - WMPNetworkSvc

Seriously doubt that is the answer, but *something* somewhere is making Win11 think that one device is a streaming player and not an actual PC....

What devices show in Device manager --> Software devices?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
In common with above, even 22000.194 has a very hit and miss access to shared network folders.

Also on my PC , the default SSID changed to an out of range and removed connection !
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit / Windows 3.11 Emulator
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build Dec 2023
    CPU
    Pentium I9 14900K
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Z 790 / E Wifi 7
    Memory
    64 GB Corsair Dominator DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD RX 590 8GB Special
    Sound Card
    Creative Soundblaster X3 External
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" Toshiba TV / PC
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Corsair MP 600 Pro 500GB M2 drives ( Main ), + 1 Samsung M2 + Hitachi Sata Drive
    PSU
    1000 w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 240 , 5 fans built in system
    Cooling
    Silentium PC Spartan 5 Max
    Keyboard
    Seenda Luminous
    Mouse
    1) Aston Martin DB9 Car ,2) McLaren Yellow P2 car , 3) Seenda Wireless
    Internet Speed
    385 mbps
    Browser
    6 Main ones, inter changeable
    Antivirus
    Norton 360 , 10 User
    Other Info
    Pertelian X2040 ,
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Go
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    128 GB and 256 GB Micro SD

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