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    PCs on LAN can ping each othr but can't share files

    I have a LAN with 2 PCs and the situation is weird: PCs on same workgroup can see each other, but they can't see the shared files/folders- because these don't show up in Network (Windows Explorer).

    One computer is the main one (Windows 10, set as Master Browser), the other one is XP.
    Name of the workgroup is WORKGROUP.

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    Do both computers see each other on the network?

    In: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings , make sure to "Enable sharing for devices that use 40 or 56-bit encryption"

    Also, make sure that File and Print sharing ports are allowed through the firewall (you can turn it off temporarily).

    I hope this helps

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