Okay, so it seems that it’s updating the list of computers on the network just fine, but being able to see the files and folders and user account folders is still an issue. I can’t get them to appear for other computers, and they have as many settings in Advanced Sharing Settings set to enabled as possible to make the files and folders appear. I don’t get it.
edit- upon further testing, it turns out that the netsh interface ip delete arpcache command prompt entry is not doing the trick either. It’s still showing computers that are not on the network after entering it several times and refreshing the Network window.
edit2- upon even further testing, even after entering the command prompt command for both computers several times, making sure that as many settings are turned on as possible, and restarting both computers, the files and folders still do not show up
This is really starting to piss me off. Fuckin Windows is so dumb…
edit3- Even my old method of trying to get the files and folders to appear just by right clicking a single basic file and selecting share isn’t working now either.