Home network problem: error code 0x80070035
Iíve just purchased a new Samsung Laptop running Windows 8 (aghh!!) to joint my network of two PCs running Windows 7 (SP1) and two running Windows XP (SP2). The problem Iím now experiencing is that although my four existing PCs and the new laptop can see each other and share files, the new laptop can only see and read any files on the PCs running XP while none of the four existing PCs can read any files on the new laptop (all can see and write to any C:/Users/Public area). From the view-point of sharing, Iíve set up the new laptop to be exactly the same as my Windows 7 PCs in respect to partition and file sharing and all the network parameters. When I get Windows to investigate the problem it comes up with error code 0x80070035, which isnít very helpful. It should be noted that Iím running F-Secure on all but one of my four existing PCs; the fourth just relying on Windows 7 Firewall.
Can anyone suggest what I can do to enable all my PCs to be able to share all of their files.
File sharing using IP numbers
I have found that that using IP numbers instead of computer names sometimes gets around situations where one cannot otherwise share files. I have no idea why this works and welcome an explanation for this.
In order to use IP numbers, you have to assign static IP's to each machine and then type the share name into the dialogue box instead of browsing for the share when mapping a drive.