I’ve been in the computing field for more than 4 decades and I can’t recall when I’ve seen anything as bizarre as this Windows 10/Network issue.
But, the good news for me is that my Network devices (mostly) are once again being shown in Windows Explorer; one new one every 15 minutes! what that tells me is that is more involved in Network Discovery than SMB functions. The changes I made were to eliminate Homegroups. Then I changed all the workgroup names back to WORKGROUP. Finally, I turned OFF [Public Folder Sharing].
What does this mean? I have no friggin’ clue. But I’m pretty sure it’s not absolutely related to Samba and SMB1,2 & 3. Why? Because I didn’t modify/stop or start any SMB services. At the present moment I have almost all network devices showing again except for the WDMyCloud.
News at 11, or 12 or next week.