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Windows 8 desktop mode: Library errors!


#1
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
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, :)
Shawn
 

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#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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#4

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
#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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