Unable to find Pi 3 for windows file explorer
@Thorr69 unfortunately none of these have worked
@MDtar7 enable samba. It's the only thing you haven't mentioned and it doesn't work without SMB shares.
It's set under Retropie setup, configuration, samba shares I believe.
You might also have to change your network location on the computer to private as well, but try samba first.
@Parabolaralus so I just tried that and it ran code and installed what it needed for a few minutes for samba and it also enabled it but still no luck. Then I made sure I was set to public network and still nothing :/
Thorr69 last edited by
A couple of things to watch for with this:
- make sure both the computer and the Pi are using the same type of connection to your router. Many routers have built-in isolation between Wired and WiFi. SO if both are wired or both are wifi, they should see each other, but is one is wired and the other is wifi, then they will have difficulty. (My router has a setting for wireless isolation and I still can't get them to see each other if they are not both on the wired connection. Both wired, no problem.)
- I've found the Pi can get stuck with the wrong IP address internally. Sometimes I have to remove all devices from my router and force everything to re-acquire IP addresses. For instance, my Pi fires up and gets 18.104.22.168.3. Then I turn it off for a couple of days and when I come back, 1.3 is occupied by another device. But the Pi still keeps trying to use 1.3 even though it should have received a new Ip address. It causes lots of headaches. I run a pie 3b, so I found the only way to fix this was to keep everything wired and not use wifi on it.
Those may or may not help, but they are what I have run into when dealing with this very problem. (I have the same problems with my OrangePi, too. I use a usb ethernet adapter on that one to solve it.)
Thorr69 last edited by
Then I made sure I was set to public network and still nothing :/
You would want Private network, not Public. Public would hide all the devices from each other. Private is a trusted network and thus all the devices become visible to each other.
@Thorr69 sorry I meant private
Jezza last edited by
I type \\RETROPIE
I guess you would have tried this
IceChes1 last edited by
Oops. Did I do one backslash? I meant two. Sorry for the typo.
@IceChes1 Lets narrow down this issue. What is the IP address of your computer and your Pi?
You can find it by opening a command prompt on the computer and type in ipconfig hit enter.
On the Pi exit emulationstation and its listed right up top.
@Parabolaralus Pi 192.168.0.123
UDb23 last edited by
@MDtar7 Have you checked if your PC can reach Pi's IP ?
From windows command prompt, use ping command:
@UDb23 yes I did ping the Pi’s IP and it worked
matchaman last edited by
If none of the above works, restart your PC, disconnect from the internet and use a wired connection.
@MDtar7 Im running out of ideas, but try enabling SMB 1.0 support on your PC.
Its in Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows Feature On or Off and select SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support. Restart your computer and try it again.