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Windows 8 desktop mode: Library errors!

  1. #1

    Windows 8 desktop mode: Library errors!

    Very recently I attempted to open the 'Documents' tab, in the Windows 8 desktop application. In an attempt to access a specific file of which I required. However I am now incapable of doing so, due to an error. Of which also prevents me from opening the following folders Music, Pictures and Videos. Previous to now, I had on multiple occasions, utilized the ability to edit and create files in the Windows 8 desktop application. And so it is rather bothersome to have such an unexpected issue be present. It is of great hope, that any whom read this post, may provide assistance in this matter. Thank You.
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    *Above is an image of the error message received, when attempting access the following folders, Documents, Music, Pictures or Videos.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,854
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Zeico,

    Did you try doing anything like moving the default location of libraries?

    For now, you might see if using the tutorial below to restore libraries may help.

    Libraries - Restore Default - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Greetings Brink.
    It is unfortunate, that your link was not of much use. The system does not respond to the dictated steps. However I have managed to discover a functional workaround to be the problem myself. Although it is not to be considered a fully fledged solution. Via accessing following Network>DAMIAN-PC>Users>Damian>My documents, I am now able to access all system files. However I thank you very much for your participation in attempting to resolve this issue. In any case the whole situation is rather mysterious. Since I not once, made any attempt, or so I am aware of, to move the default location of the libraries.
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    Posts : 21,854
    64-bit Windows 10

    No problem. In that case, you might download and merge the .reg file I wrote at the link below to see if it may be able to help restore libraries. You'll need to restart the computer after merging it.

    Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Page 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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  5. #5

    It appears as if none of the Library folders are enabled which points to a more central problem.

    You may want to check if the 8 required Windows services are turned on.

    •DNS Client
    •Function Discovery Provider Host
    •Function Discovery Resource Publication
    •Peer Networking Grouping
    •HomeGroup Provider
    •HomeGroup Listener
    •SSDP Discovery
    •UPnP Device Host

    The Homegroup trouble shooting guide covers most other potential problems.
    Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

    If you continue to have problems it's best to leave the Homegroup from all machines then create a new one and rejoin again from all machines. This will also clear out the Homegroup credential cache.
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