The WIndows File Manager is one of the most powerful features of the OS. While it allows you to browse files that are on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop, it also allows you to view files or folders that are present on a local or even a remote network.
There have been several reports, which state that the File Explorer has started to glitch out, and many users are unable to see the Files or even devices on a local network. The most common cause for this issue is a problem in the fdPHost.
In this article, we will take a look at how you can start seeing all the devices on your network from your Windows 10 PC/Laptop. Let’s get started –
- First step in this process is to open the Services Window. You can do this by searching for Services in the Cortana Search bar, or by using the Windows Key + R to open a run window, and searching for Services there.
- In the Services Window, scroll through the list and locate the Function Discovery Provider Host option.
- Click once on the Function Discovery Provider Host option. Now Right click on it and select Properties.
- This will open a new window with the relevant setting for the Function Discovery Provider Host option. here, check if the Service is running, and if it is, then Stop it.
- Next, click on the Startup type drop down and select the Automatic (Delayed Start) option. Now under the Service status tab, click on Start.
- Click on Apply and then click on OK to save the changes.
- Make sure you Reboot your Windows 10 PC/Laptop to confirm the changes.
This method should fix the issue and you should now be able to see all the files and devices on the shared network.