Connecting your SGS3 to Windows 8, wifi
We got a Windows 8 computer a week or so ago, and I've spent a couple days trying to connect my SGS3 to it over the wireless network using file explorer programs. I wanted to access the files on my new computer with the phone. I read thread after thread, on multiple forums. Almost all of them were about using Kies and the USB cable.
It was simple connecting to our old computer running XP, but this one was giving me fits. I tried everything. Setting up shares, permissions, homegroup and workgroup names, everything I could think of. Well, it turned out to be a very simple task.
All I had to do was create a new user profile on the computer, give it Admin access, then after opening my file explorer programs, find the network, and log-on with that new user ID. That was a real head smacker Duh once I got connected. :)
I hope this helps others trying to access their Windows 8 files.