Usually, the fix for this is to add my user name to the shared list on the windows 7 folder. However, I have added my user name that I am using on windows 8 and it still won't let me access it. Windows 7 used to ask for a password and username when I clicked on the folder, windows 8 does not do that.
How can I do it? I can SEE the folder, I just cannot access it. I can even remote login to the computer. If the windows explorer would just let me put in a password and user name when I clicked on the folder, that would be perfect.