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Problem with Homegroup computer popping up in Explorer


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#1 flobiwan

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:40 AM

I have computers connected via a Homegroup network.  I use Windows Explorer a lot to organize my files.  On the left side, under the Homegroup section, a computer name will suddenly appear without warning and then disappear a little later without warning.  It appears and disappears constantly and i have not been able to determine a pattern or cause.  My problem is that when it appears or disappears, all of the folders below it jump up or down and, when i'm moving files, i find myself many times moving something into the wrong folder because the tree moves just as i try to move a file.

 

I do use the homegroup so i don't want to disable it.  Is there any way to keep this from happening without turning off the homegroup entirely?



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:40 PM

You could try using a different file manager if you use Explorer a lot. There are some really good free ones out there like FreeCommander and Explorer++.

 

Many people find these tools more powerful, versatile and less problematic than Explorer.


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:48 PM

I've thought of that.  I"m just so used to Windows Explorer that it would be hard to change.  Creature of habit and all that.  Still, i may go that route if i can't find another solution.



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:56 PM

I think you would be very surprised to see that the file system looks exactly the same in these applications, there are just more options in the menus.

 

You might have a pleasant surprise, just by overcoming a little fear.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:18 AM

You're probably right.  Maybe i'll take the leap.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:31 AM

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