Network Printer and Shared Directory offline after reboot

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This is a common issue in Win10 unfortunately, I have not been able to find the exact solutions similar to this except telling you to check the Windows Services and to reconnect the network drive.

Here is the problem.

The PCs in the network fetch the files from the shared folder in a single PC within the Local Area Network. Once the PC either both-ends rebooted the connection stops. All you have to do is connect it again using the shared folder credentials.

Another thing, you will be able to see the printer shared in the devices and printer, but then the printer is greyed out. Meaning the printer status is offline, the next thing to do is connect to the PC where the printer is attached and installed. 

If I reinstall the printer it will work until the next reboot on the Win10 machine.

The Solution.

The first thing to do is check if you activated the shared resource in Network and Sharing Center.

Check if the network discovery is off, click the arrow button to expand the selection. Turn on the network discovery, and then click Apply.

Or, add the Windows Credentials of the PC where the printer and shared folder resides. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Control Panel User Accounts.
  2. Select Windows Credentials.
  3. Click the Add a Windows Credential.  
  4. Type the computer name or IP-address in the field and the password as well.
  5. Click OK.

The above steps are an easy way to solve the shared files and printer issues.

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