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    How do I read-write to my laptop from my PC (both Win8.1)

    Where are the setting for the things you describe? Here are my "Advanced Sharing Settings", (located here: \Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings The following are ticked: - Turn on network discovery - Turn on Automatic setup of...
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    How do I read-write to my laptop from my PC (both Win8.1)

    Good point. OK, on both PCs I have now disabled BidDefender's everything I can find, and I have disabled Windows Firewall. In Windows Explorer under "Network", I can see my other PC, and I can see the Share(s). However when I double-click on them Windows is still saying "You do not have...
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    How do I read-write to my laptop from my PC (both Win8.1)

    Good point. OK, on both PCs I have now disabled BidDefender's everything I can find, and I have disabled Windows Firewall. In Windows Explorer under "Network", I can see my other PC, and I can see the Share(s). However when I double-click on them Windows is still saying "You do not have...
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    How do I read-write to my laptop from my PC (both Win8.1)

    UPDATE: If I in Windows Explorer, I enter: \\COMPUTERNAME then the list of my Shares appears. If I click on one of the Shares I get "You do not have permission to access..." And then very slowly a green pulsing bar appears across the address field, and after about 10 minutes it still hasn't...
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    How do I read-write to my laptop from my PC (both Win8.1)

    UPDATE: Okay, on my desktop PC I have left my HomeGroup and then created a new one. It seems to have created a new password "If someone else wants to join your homegroup, give them this password" for this HomeGroup. But: a) I don't want my home group to be password protected b) It won't let me...
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    How do I read-write to my laptop from my PC (both Win8.1)

    This is driving me INSANE. :mad: :mad: :mad: No, that is not working. All I want to do is get two PCs that are connected to the same router to be able to read each other's C: drives. But are Win8.1 Pro x64. How hard can this be? On my laptop, in Windows Explorer, I can SEE the other computer...
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    How do I read-write to my laptop from my PC (both Win8.1)

    Hello Until very recently I used to be able to read and write onto my laptop from my PC, but suddenly it has stopped working for no apparent reason. Background In Windows Explorer, under Desktop ==> Network, I can see the name of the laptop. However when I click on it, a window called "Windows...
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    Solved How do I change just the *name* of a file type?

    Brilliant. Many thanks.
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    Best free file (/directory) scanner for detecting malware?

    Out of interest which version of BitDefender do you use Axe0 and why? EDIT: Oh you already said "BitDefender Total Security". Is the free version no sufficient?
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    Solved How do I change just the *name* of a file type?

    [Windows 8.1 x64] Hi How do I change just the *name* of a file type - i.e. without changing the default program? For example in Windows Explorer my Excel files are called "Microsoft Excel Worksheet". And my Word files are called "Microsoft Word Document". However is I make the "Type" column...
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    Best free file (/directory) scanner for detecting malware?

    Cool resources - thanx I there a score somewhere for which real-time scanners slow your computer down LEAST? J
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    Best free file (/directory) scanner for detecting malware?

    OK, well it does sound like the entire AV industry is likely to exist in part only because they can offer more than the free Windows Defender. I wasn't really planning to ask this question here, (as I was originally only looking for on-demand software) but if I am to replace Windows Defender...
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    Best free file (/directory) scanner for detecting malware?

    Are you saying Microsoft's own Windows Defender is insufficient? I notice that Microsoft offer a service where they maintain your Windows PC and guarantee to remove any viruses/malware that you catch. If they do this badly they stand to lose a lot of money. And the AV they use? Windows Defender...
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    Best free file (/directory) scanner for detecting malware?

    Axe0 - like I say in post#4 I ran MalwareBytes and found some PUPs. I'd quite like to run some other on-demand stuff to see if anything else comes out of the woodwork. I'm not completely ready to abandon Windows Defender. No offence but I'd like to see some further second opinions on...
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