Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Cannot DISCONNECT a shared Computer on Network

  1. #1


    Phoenix
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Clean Install

    PLEASE HELP! Windows 8.1 Can't DISCONNECT shared Computer


    Hello,

    Surely SOMEONE out there knows how to fix my dilemma. If I have not provided enough information. Please tell me what you need to know. I really need a solution for this. Stopping the share at the Windows 7 machine disrupts other computers. So, that is not really a solution.
    ...
    Windows 8.1x64 clean install from dvd. I have a private network configured as a Workgroup consisting of a W2000 photocopy machine,XP desktop, W7 desktop and laptop and now a Windows 8.1 desktop. During the initial installation I have files on the Windows 7 desktop I need so from Windows Explorer I clicked on the Windows 7 computer to gain access to the password shared folders and their files.
    I entered the User and Password info and clicked the "stay connnected" as I expected to reboot several times during this computers installation.

    Everything worked just great UNTIL I no longer wanted the connection to the Windows 7 computer.
    On XP and even Windows 7 it was trivial to Disconnect a computer that I had established a share with.

    However, on Windows 8.1 I cannot figure out how to do it. How do I disconnect the share with the Windows 7 computer?

    This may seem trivial but I cannot figure it out. Obviously I can disconnect from the W7 computer but that computer is shared with others as well. And then the other computers would have to re-establish their shares. And, that would just be a work around.

    Please help me by telling me the right way to do this...

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Zardoz; 06 Jan 2014 at 17:31. Reason: STILL no help

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Phoenix
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Clean Install


    I give up. Perhaps someone on another website can help me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Cannot DISCONNECT a shared Computer on Network
Related Threads
The “Network Service” disappears after being shared with, I wanted to share the “Network Service” with a folder to have read and write permissions but it seems that it disappears after being added and given the permission. What might be the issue here? Thank you Best
I have Windows 8.1 Pro installed signed in with my Microsoft a/c. I have some folders shared on the network through Wifi. I also have an Android device with a File Manager that has SMB capabilities. Now I want the to connect to my shared folders through the app which works perfectly fine. But...
Hello. I have two pcs: an old desktop pc with windows xp and a notebook with windows 8. Both computers are connected to the Internet through an adsl router and are also connected togheter, sharing files and folders through plain networking: HomeGroup would not work with windows xp. ...
How to Connect To or Disconnect from a Wireless Network in Windows 8 and 8.1 If you have a laptop or a PC with a wireless network adapter, you can see a list of available wireless networks in your area, and then connect to one of those networks. The wireless networks will only appear if your...
After disconnecting from SecurityTunnel VPN, 'Unidentified network still appears even after closing it. Screenshots: Screenshot by Lightshot Screenshot by Lightshot Does anyone know a fix, for it to not appear when disconnecting from vpn
This morning I installed an optional update from Windows Update. It was Ralink Technology WLAN 802.11 wireless LAN card. Since then, when I try to print to my wireless network printer, the network would disconnect then come back on after a while. The update shows up in Update History as...
I use my macs airport to connect wirelessly to my laptop, to do that in Windows 7 and XP I need the network authentication shared button. In windows 8 is not there, is it me who is blind or? Hope you guys can help!
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook