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Cannot access files on another network computer

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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Cannot access files on another network computer


    There are two computers on the network.
    Computer 1 shows both computers and can access the other computer's files.
    The computer 2 does not show computer 1 on the network and cannot access the files on computer 1 even though it is online.
    Have tried disabling the firewalls but this does not help.
    Any ideas on how to solve this ?

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  2. #2


    Are they both windows 8.1? You need to make sure everything is turned on :

    file sharing, network discovery.. and such..

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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for your reply.
    Yes,both computers are windows 8.1
    Everything is turned on as suggested.
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    will you be online for the next 10 minutes?

    can you get this and run it?

    we could solve this the real fast way if you want.

    http://download.teamviewer.com/downl...erPortable.zip
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    yes I am here online,
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I can download this and try it - thank you.
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  7. #7


    or you can start going through these which are from Microshaft.. Microsoft to help with setting up..


    View the status of your network

    File sharing essentials - Windows Help

    Share files and folders - Windows Help

    Setting up a home network - Windows Help
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    This looks as if it will take time and maybe not get anywhere !
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  9. #9


    PM sent to you.. read please. thanks
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  10. #10


    There is stuff like this that is left to try..

    Though you can keep "mapping the drive" but still something is blocking it from showing..

    just some more thoughts..

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