How to view networked computers on Windows 10

How to view networked computers on Windows 10

On Windows 10, the ability to see other computers on the local network can come in handy in many situations. For example, when you need to access a shared folder or printer, or when you need to access a special application stored on a remote computer.

Whatever the reason may be, you can always use File Explorer to quickly find and access devices on the network.

In this tutorial, you will learn easy steps to quickly find other computers connected in local network on Windows 10.

Find other computers on the network using File Explorer

To find other devices on the network, follow these steps:

1. Open File Explorer.

2. Click on Network on the left.

3. View available computers in the local network.

View available computers in the local network

4. Double-click the device to access shared resources, such as shared folders or printers.

Once you’ve completed the steps, you’ll be able to access the device. However, you will only be able to access shared resources as long as the remote device has the same account and password. If not, then you will need to authenticate with the admin account username and password available on the remote device to access.

Activate Network Discovery on Windows 10

If you cannot see any computers on the network, it is probably because the Network Discovery feature is not enabled.

To enable Network Discovery on Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Open File Explorer.

2. Click on Network on the left.

3. Click Messaging at the bottom of the ribbon and select the Turn on network discovery and file sharing option .

Select the Turn on network discovery and file sharing option

4. Click the No, make the network that I am connected to a private network option .

Click the No option, make the network that I am connected to a private network

After you complete the steps, you should now be able to see the devices in the network.

Refer to some other ways in this article: 3 ways to enable or disable Network Discovery on Windows 7/8/10.

After you completed the steps, you should now be able to find other computers in the local network.