1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
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    Cannot access my windows 8 pc thorough network


    I have all my home computers in a homegroup. I recently install Windows 10 on two of my computers, one is a tablet and one is a pc. My living room pc is still running Windows 8.1.

    From my living room pc with Windows 8.1, I can access files from my windows 10 tablet and pc. However, the other way around does not work.

    So with my tablet or pc with Windows 10, I cannot access any files on my living room pc with Windows 8.1.

    I can see the the files and folders being shared but as soon as I try to open it, it says the network path was not found.

    My living room pc is a media center pc, so I need to access it. Any help. Thanks.
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2
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    Worth checking the 8.1 comp out for a problem registry entry I had, especially if the error was 80070035.

    See here Solved Network Shares not seen with MS account - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Worth checking the 8.1 comp out for a problem registry entry I had, especially if the error was 80070035.

    See here Solved Network Shares not seen with MS account - Windows 10 Forums
    In my problem I can see the my network pc in Windows 10, I just can't access it. I will check your link.
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  4.    01 Aug 2015 #4
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    I solved my own problem, all I had to do was assign both my tablet and desktop with Windows 10 a static ip. I first tried it on the tablet and it finally was able to connect to my windows 8 desktop in my living room. Then I assigned a static ip to my desktop and it after it was able to connect to my living desktop.

    If you are doing this on tablet or laptop with wifi, after assigning a static ip, it will tell you that dhcp needs to be fixed. Don't do it, dhcp is what assigned dynamic ip to your device. Just close it. Next I went to my router and assigned my desktop and tablet a static ip as well.

    This fixed my problem on both my tablet and desktop. Changing to static ip is challenging though.
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