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can't see files or folders

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    can't see files or folders

    i have 2 pc's running windows 8 and a printer. everything is wireless and buggered. whilst attesting to fix the printer I've somehow stopped the pc's from sharing files and folders. what could i have done?

    thank you

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    Windows 8.0 x64

    If you have recent restore points that's likely the most reliable way to get your network basic functions back. If you get back to square one I recommend using a registry backup such as ERUNT and/or new restore points before changing any settings. There may be a more recent registry backup tool than the ERUNT utility but I haven't tried any. Perhaps other posters will suggest some.

    But when changing system settings a rule of thumb is to make a way to get back to the status quo so that each tweak doesn't lead you further down a dead end. If you can restore your system then you have more freedom to experiment.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    You may have changed your Homegroup settings somehow.

    Go to Network and Internet, Homegroup. Click on the link, 'change what you're sharing...'.

    From the dialogue box choose what you want to share.

    You may also want to click on 'change advanced sharing settings...' near the bottom of the dialogue box.
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