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How to allow transfers with my Windows 10 (with the August 2016 Anniversary update) computer if there is no connection?

How to allow transfers with my Windows 10 (with the August 2016 Anniversary update) computer if there is no connection?

How to allow transfers with my Windows 10 (with the August 2016 Anniversary update) computer if there is no connection?


If PhotoSync on your phone or tablet can't transfer to your Windows 10 computer or you can't transfer from your Windows 10 computer to your phone or tablet, then your Windows 10 network settings very likely prevent to find devices and content. This isolates your Windows 10 computer in your local network and you can't connect to other devices in your network. Internet connection will work fine though. The following steps show you how to find out the status of your network type and allow to find devices and content if this is forbidden on Windows 10 with the November 2015 update, to make sure that you will be able to transfer to or from your phones or tablets with PhotoSync:

Open the Windows 10 settings app by pressing the Windows Key + i or open the settings app from the start menu

Figure 1. Settings app
Settings app

 

Click on Network & Internet and then click on the Wi-Fi subcategory.

 

Figure 2. Network & Internet
Network & Internet

 

You should see the name of your connected Wi-Fi network highlighted in the Wi-Fi subcategory. Click on the name of your connected Wi-Fi network ("Home Wifi" in this example) to open the settings for your Wi-Fi network.

 

Figure 3. Advanced options
Advanced options

 

Make sure that the Make this PC discoverable option is set to On, otherwise you will not be able to connect your PC to other devices in your local Wi-Fi network.

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