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Pending OP Response Network Shares

I have 4 pcs on my internal network. They are all in the same named workgroup.
2 laptops run Windows 10 Home, 1 Desktop runs Windows 10 Pro, and the newest laptop runs Windows 11.
1 laptop on Win 10 home is on Version 21H2, the other on 2004. The Win 10 Pro is on 20H2. Windows 11 is up to date.

My issues are viewing of network shares. All Windows 10 systems see each other and can access each others Public folders with no issues. (At times the icons randomly appear and disappear, but shares can still be accessed by using \\PCNAME\ )
The win 10 systems can see the Win 11 system, but no public folder is seen when we try and access the system. There are no error messages.
All systems networks are set to private. File and Printer sharing is turned on as is network discovery, under the Private profile.
Password protected sharing is off under all networks.

I have no idea why we cannot see the public folder on the win 11 system. The win 11 system can see and access all the windows 10 public folders.

Any ideas?


PCHF Advisor
PCHF Member
Mar 2, 2021
Lost in the internet
and this in group policy
  1. Scroll the list to find the policy “Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level”.
  2. Right click on this policy and choose “Properties”.
  3. Choose “Send NTLMv2 response only/refuse LM & NTLM” (My original setting was: "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated" )
  4. Click OK and confirm the setting change.
  5. Close the “Group Policy” window.


PCHF Member
Jul 7, 2021
Hi.... Really sorry for not getting back, other more pressing matters have taken up my time.. I will get to looking at the suggestions made today or tomorrow.... I didn't mention and not sure if it makes any odds.... I had to set up win11 with a Microsoft account, but then reverted to a local account, it wouldn't let me setup with a local account. All win 10 systems are on local accounts...