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I have 2 computers: Windows 7 desktop and Windows 8 laptop in a home wi-fi network. They are both configured to use passworded shared file access, not homegroup-based access. Desktop PC can access laptop, but laptop throws "Network path not found" when trying to access the desktop (which is visible in the network on laptop). Ideas?

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try to share some folder inside of desktop folder – Davidenko Apr 5 '13 at 6:00
Try turning the firewall off on the desktop? – LilCodger Apr 5 '13 at 22:07
@Violet Giraffe: I think you can't share desktop, or maybe it's shown by default but not shared, I didn' check it so I'm not sure. So that's why i said that :) But I know realised that i didn't read the guestion carefully and by desktop he meant desktop pc :D – Davidenko Apr 6 '13 at 17:28
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Open Kasperky settings->Firewall-Networks and set LAN to either local or trusted, ensure internet is set to public.

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It wasn't that simple. I had to fiddle with firewall tunings and unblock some protocols. Don't remeber the details, but it was fairly obvious once I found firewall settings. – Violet Giraffe Sep 13 '13 at 17:51

Turns out, the problem was in the firewal. Once I turned Kaspersky Internet Security off, everything started working.

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