Remote computer responds to ping but I can't access the shared folders.

I turned off the firewall, changed the network type between work/home and still no luck.

Any ideas?

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  • Have you tried accessing the computer using its IP? Jul 17, 2018 at 11:02
  • Also, there firewall on th remote machine may be enabled. Jul 17, 2018 at 11:02

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You have to turn on remote connections to the PC. Go to control panel -> system and security -> system -> remote settings. There you will find the option "allow remote connections to this computer" and you have to tick that.

  • it is already checked
    – Remus Rigo
    Jul 19, 2018 at 11:54

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