So I’ve run into quite a few annoying issues just trying to get basic file sharing settings working for a testing network that is not connected to the internet.
I was wondering how to forcefully update the Network window in Windows Explore. Hitting refresh constantly does some effect, but it’s not very authentic. For example, computers that are no longer connected to the network will still appear after hitting refresh several times, even long after they have disconnected.
Another issue that I ran into is that I went through a lot of work and effort to try and get basic file sharing working, but what what ended up working was that all I did was set a single basic/generic text file on my desktop to be shared with myself (basically I was trying random options at this point) and ironically that is what made all of the files appear in the Windows Network Windows Explore window.
I am so confused as to how and why Windows or whatever is structured like this. I just don’t get it. Please help.