Mikro Tik's The Dude This free tool delivers many of the same capabilities that you'd find in pricey network monitoring tools.
As long as you don't mind tinkering, The Dude is a decent network utility that should be worth the download.
Successive versions of Windows (and in some cases, Internet Explorer) introduced new features and capabilities, removed other features, and generally progressed from being a simple file system navigation tool into a task-based file management system.
Network file transfers may take a few minutes of setup, but it’s well worth having invested that time in the long run.
Whether you use Windows system tools or a third party service like Dropbox, a network file transfer procedure can save you time on a daily basis.
Or if they do, they seem to work only when the stars are properly aligned.
That said, I've managed to single out a few common reasons why sharing folders between Windows machines does not work.