Probelm accessing shared folders on Windows 8

Discussion in 'Other LAN and WAN' started by wifesabitch, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. wifesabitch

    wifesabitch New Around Here

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    I have two desktops both have Windows 8 Pro 64bit, both just use the stock AV.
    Router is the Asus RT-N66U

    Both desktops have the same sharing settings (as far as I know) but I'm having problems accessing one of them with two different devices.

    Using my Patriot Box Office media player and the AiCloud software (from the router) I get a pop-up asking for a login and password and I can't get in. It fails every time. But that's just with one of the desktops, the other it never asks, just let's me in. I don't get it
    Any idea what to try to get this to work or any settings I need to mess around with?

    ...I don't have any problems accessing any of my shared folders using my Android devices either if that matters.
     
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  3. stevech

    stevech Part of the Furniture

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    $90 for Windows 7 CD is a cure for lots of ills in windows 8 desktops. Erase/replace.

    also, in Win8, turn off HomeGroup if it's on. Same for Win7 to interoperate with NASes, XP, non-windows SMB-based devices.
     
  4. wifesabitch

    wifesabitch New Around Here

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    I like Windows 8, this seems like the only problem I have with it

    Homegroup is off.


    I e-mailed Patriot and am still waiting on a reply...not bothering with Asus, because they are just useless.
     

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