Windows 10 offers you a simple way to see other computers on the network. Many computers can be connected to a network and can share files and data amongst themselves.
Many a time, the need to see the other computers on a network arises. Say, you want to share files with another computer on your network therefore you have to know how to find them.
Finding Other Computers On Network
To find other computers on your network, open File Explorer and then click on ‘Network’.
On this window, you will be able to see the other systems on the same network as you. These could be mobiles, tablets, computers or other devices.
Now you know how to see other computers on the network. You can now start interacting with the other systems and share data with them.
Can’t see Other Computers on Network?
If you can’t see other computer on network, try the following methods to resolve the issue.
Turn on network discovery and file sharing
If you see this popup when you click on ‘Network’ in file explorer, click on ‘OK’. Click on the strip on the top of the window which says “Network discovery and file sharing are turned off…”. From the menu, click on ‘Turn on network discovery and file-sharing’.
Now, open the Network section in File Explorer and all the computers and devices on your network should be visible.
Check Network Configuration
If the other devices on your network are still not visible, check the network configuration with the ping command. To check the network configuration, right-click on the Windows sign at the left corner of the taskbar and select ‘Windows PowerShell’.
In the Windows PowerShell terminal, enter the ping command followed by your IP address and press enter.
If it comes up with a response, there is no issue network connection issue.
Windows firewall blocks malicious traffic which can harm your computer. If you are unable to see the other systems on your network, try configuring the firewall.
Right-click on the windows sign at the left corner of the toolbar and click on ‘Settings’. In the settings, click on ‘Update and Security’.
In ‘Update and Security’ settings, click on ‘Firewall & network protection’.
On the next window, click on the first option at the bottom which is ‘Allow an app through firewall’.
Click on ‘Change settings’.
Now, find ‘File and Printer Sharing’ and ‘File and Printer Sharing over SMBDDirect’ in the list and and tick the checkboxes under private. Click on ‘OK’.
With all these methods at hand, you can easily resolve the issue and be able to see all the devices on your network.