I have a home network with a Desktop and Laptop computer which has been working for years, both run windows 7. Recently owing to multiple problems on the laptop, I put a new disk into it and completely re-installed the system. Everything works fine except that I cannot see files on the desktop (john-pc) from the laptop (wendy-pc). Both machines have the same workgroup set, and they are both set to a 'work' network. If I type \\john-pc into a run window, then I can see all the files with no problem, but I cannot view them from windows explorer, only the local device is visible. I have tried disabling the the firewall to no avail.
At one point I could see the public folder on Wendy-pc from John-pc, but now I cannot see it at all. No changes at all have been made to John-pc since the system used to work.
I have been through the settings many times and spent hours on what I normally regard as a quick job. Please has anyone any suggestions.
Edited by hamluis, 02 January 2015 - 04:02 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.