It's a computer, not a media device

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    pgustafsson

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    I networked a laptop and a desktop (both using win 10) together. The desktop sees the laptop fine while the laptop sees the desktop as a "media device". I want the laptop to see the desktop as a computer so I can get at the files instead of trying to open media player. Any incite would be appreciated.
     
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    Have you activated file sharing on the desktop and have shared folders on it yet?
    without that others will always see it as media device.
     
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    None of the above helped in any way. I tinkered and tinkered and lost everything ... went back and started all over again on both computers and got to where I was in the first place ... I use this feature so rarely that I have decided to use a usb drive and "sneaker net". It could turn out to be something really simple that I have overlooked. You should be able to set up a home network in one window + the file manager.
     
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    Wolfie, Oct 15, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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