Due to a mixed network of WinXP, Win2000 and Win7 computers I've had to stay away from the 'home sharing' thing and use a setup I got from one of the Win network forums--this is detailed at the end of this post. (I do 3D animation and have a development desktop and laptop plus five more PCs I use as a render farm).
My development laptop recently went out so I got a new one which came with Win 8. I attempted to use the same network setup on it however although it can now access and/or 'see' many things on many PCs, all the stuff I really need shared from my main development win7 desktop (let's call this system MainWin7) I cannot get to. The Win8 notebook can see the shared folders but I get the 'not enough privileges' error when I try to access the folders.
One really weird thing is that the only thing the win8 notebook can see and access on MainWin7 is a share I made to an external backup drive. As an experiment I created a share on MainWin7 to the C drive (exactly the same privileges) and again the Win8 notebook sees it but can't access it (gets the same error).
BTW, I have a wireless network which shouldn't matter.
Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas?
Thanks for any help!!
Current Network Setup which got all my assorted OSs sharing OK and which I applied to the Win8 notebook :
• Home Networking is not setup
• Network is a "Work" Network
• Computer names are unique and less than 11 characters long and all computers belong to the Workgroup IS.
• Adapter Properties:
o Unchecked : TCP/IP 6
o Unchecked : Link Layer Topology Responder
o Unchecked : Link Layer Topology Mapper
o TCP/IP 4 Properties:
Obtain IP and DNS Address automatically
• Folder Options:
o Unchecked: Use file sharing wizard
• Advanced Sharing Settings:
o On: Network Discovery
o On: File and Printer Sharing
o Off: Public Folder Sharing
o Off: Multimedia Cataloging
o On: File Sharing w/devices using 40 or 50 bit encryption
o Off: Password Protection Sharing
o On: Use Username/Passwords to connect to other computers