Ad hoc home networking system present on Windows 7 and higher which allows users' libraries, along with individual files and folders, to be shared between multiple computers.

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Possible to create small business network from Homegroup setup?

I have a network of 12 Win7 Professional and 1 Win10 Pro computers, a Sonicwall TZ-100, 2 unmanaged switched, a Linux-based POS server with no admin capabilities, and a network shared USB hard drive. ...
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How do I successfully network computers together using Windows HomeGroup?

I am trying to network a normal USB printer so that all computers on my network can print from it, but no computer on my network can see my HomeGroup... I have a router connected to a switch, which ...
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No other homegroup PCs are available right now

We have setup a Homegroup on Computer1 and are trying to join it with Computer2. Steps to reproduce: Open Control Panel > Network and Internet > HomeGroup. Click Join now. In the Join a Homegroup ...
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Using a bluetooth audio device in another computer

Because my PC doesn't have bluetooth. I want to use my laptop as some sort of a station for my audio device. So that if say I have compuer A and I want to hear from some device A the audio that should ...
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How can I share files in my Windows 10

I have a Windows 10 hp machine with quad core i7, speed of 2.5ghz When am trying to create home group I get an error, that I can not create a group. Please anyone with an idea can help me .
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one network computer does not see homegroup but can access the network

I'm having the same problem: 3 Computers on the same network. The main one loses the homegroup but keeps the internet (so not a network disconnect) but it sees everything on the network and accesses ...
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Computers in LAN seeing a nonexisting homegroup (Windows 10)

Situation: Altogether, we have 5 computers: Desktop1, Desktop2, Surface Pro 4, Laptop1 and Laptop2. Up until today, all 5 machines (Windows 10 x64 with latest updates) had been connected to a ...
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How To Set Up a Second Homegroup windows 10

i ask because my family has a homegroup for us and i would like to set up a homegroup for me and my friends so i can transfer some goldsource engine mods to their computer as they have no internet ...
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I can join a homegroup from both computers, but can not open “Documents” in either direction

I have a small home network: Dell Optiplex 9020 running Win 10; wired conection to wireless router Surface Pro 3 running Win 8.1; wireless connection to router Both computers can join the ...
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Is it possible to have a Windows Homegroup across multiple networks?

I have one computer (which I will call the Desktop) connected to a router which it is effectively using as a wireless transmitter/receiver. The router is set to be a repeater using DD-WRT. It connects ...
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How do I use my Windows 10 laptop to access the printer connected to my Windows 10 desktop?

My printer is connected via USB port to my desktop PC. A few days ago, I upgraded the desktop from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Prior to the upgrade, I had been successfully accessing my printer from my ...
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Missing Network Settings - “Find Devices and Content”

I want to change status of my ethernet connection from public to private. I follwed a tutorial online and found that my windows 10 laptop doesnt have "find devices and content" option. This is a ...
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Empty Windows Home Group unremovable and lost password

i had a Home Group set up between several Windows 7 PC's until i upgraded one to Windows 10 and the home group had connection problems. I tried to remove the Home Group and removed every PC from it ...
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Can't add different Windows (7 & 10) to the Homegroup

I have three computers where I work, they all used to be running on Windows 7. Lately, we changed the main desktop computer with another running on Windows 10, that computer has a USB-printer ...
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Homegroup issue

I have recently installed Windows 10, and remade another Homegroup, everything is Okay except a new connection with a strange Letters on my Network. is that risky? and how to get rid of it?
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Removing a Windows Homegroup when one of the devices is no longer available

I've run into a plethora of Windows Homegroup issues after upgrading a couple of my devices to Windows 10. I'd like all my devices to leave the Homegroup, but I reformatted and sold my old desktop a ...
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IPv6 for homegroup

In Windows 10, the ethernet properties show IPv6 is installed. Homegroup creation fails because IPv6 must be installed. The error message tells me to run the homegroup troubleshooter to install IPv6 ...
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Cannot create/join homegroup on my network

I have a computer running windows 8.1. I had previously created a homegroup on my computer, and updated to Windows 10. I reverted back to Windows 8.1, and was no longer a member of the homegroup I ...
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How to change name showing up in print dialog for a shared printer

I recently added a shared printer to my system. Sharing is accomplished via my Homegroup in Windows 8. When I look at the printer in the Devices and Printers, the printer name shows up as "Samsung ...
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I can see some computers on the Home Group, but not others

Here is the situation. My Home Group contains several computers. Most are running Windows seven, one might be running Vista (I don't use it, so I am not sure), and one is running XP. In Explorer ...
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Setting an “unidentified” network as “Home” automatically

I have a (wired) network consisting of two Windows 7 (x86) PCs, a HP network printer, and a gigabit network switch. There's no router or DCHP, so they all have fixed IPs in the 192.168.0.xxx region. ...
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How to specify which server should a Windows 10 PC get its updates from

Windows 10 latest build has an option to get updates from other places than Microsoft's servers, like other computers on the network. Is there any registery key or group policy settings to specify the ...
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Windows 7 - Connecting to PC on same network asking for username and password

I'm trying to connect to another PC on the same network so I can transfer files. I have been using the following tutorial ...
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Windows 8.1 Surface can't connect to homegroup

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro running Windows 8.1 and a desktop computer running Windows 8.1 on my home network. Both have their network connections set to "Private network," with file and printer ...
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How can I restrict access to a backup drive to only one program in Windows 7?

I got an old computer from some friends, so I decided to wipe it and set it up as a home NAS running Windows 7. My plan is to have two external drives: one as a network-accessible, read/write device ...
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I want to see my network username and password

I've connected to my network but my friend who is in the same homegroup as me needs a username and password. So I looked on my computer for the network username and password and couldn't find ...
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Sharing an external hard drive connected to PC via USB to other devices

I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 Home. I have an external hard drive connected via USB to that PC. I would like to be able to share that external hard drive with other computers. For instance I ...
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Opening a Homegroup folder share prompts for password

I have two PCs, both with their own local accounts. \\THINKPAD-T61P OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Username: Lappy \\Matthew-PC OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Username: Matthew Both of these ...
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Add computer to home group on Windows 7

I have created a homegroup in one laptop and I would like to add another laptop to this homegroup. But it isn't displayed any homegroup where I can add the other laptop. Both operating systems are ...
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Unable to access shared folder in Win 7 homegroup via IP address

I have 3 Win-7 64 bit machines in a homegroup. MAC addressing enabled on the router. Machine A, B and C. All are in a homegroup. I want to share a folder on machine B to the rest of the group so I ...
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Windows Homegroup (Wi-Fi) sharing but without Internet connection?

How can Homegroup sharing work in Windows 8 and 8.1? At the moment, I have setup Homegroup sharing. And currently, it only works when the computers are connected to the internet. I would like to be ...
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Create a second homegroup on same network

My network has a homegroup set already in one PC, but I do not want to use that. I want to create my own HomeGroup since I don't have access to that PC. I tried doing it from control panel and ...
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Why is homegroup unable to reconnect after restart/network interuption

I have just gotten a second laptop to replace my first, and I want to use my old one as my central repository of files and other media. Both are running Windows 8.1, so the easiest way was to set up a ...
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Connecting to a Windows Homegroup on a non-Windows device

Is is possible to connect to a Windows Homegroup (Windows 7) from a non-Windows device? IF not, is there a different feature within Windows which would achieve something similar, or is it entirely ...
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IpV6 No network access

I'm Currently using Windows 8 on my laptop, and windows 7 on my computer. They used to be connected by the homegroup, which was brilliant, but now they can't find eachother anymore. I've tried to ...
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Create homegroup between Windows 8 and Windows 7 machines

I am trying to create a Homegroup through my wifi network between my PC (Windows 7) and Office Laptop (Windows 8) When I create a Homegroup network using my PC then I can see all shared files in ...
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“New connection” on Windows

I have Windows 7 installed in my laptop. When I pluged eithernet to my router at home, Windows name the adapter as "Local Area Connection", when I connect my laptop at office, it name the adapter as ...
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Sharing a folder as hidden in Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Homegroup with 4 computers. I share files among all of these. However, I want to have a folder on computer #1 that can only be seen and accessed by computer #2 and not by computers ...
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How to setup a new homegroup in Win 7 when there is another homegroup setup on the network

I live in an appartment with three people and one of these people has setup a homegroup without my knowledge. He has left on a long holiday and won't be back for some time. I need to create a group ...
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Windows 8.1 User left the homegroup and now I have 2 profiles and I ned the info to merge

I am running Windows 8.1 I am the only user. Well I made the mistake of leaving the homegroup and now I have two profiles. I need to get these profiles to merge. This is causing chaos because now when ...
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Make Win 7 Homegroup Run Over Wired Connection, not Wireless

I have a Win 7 Homegroup setup between 2 computers. Both computers have wired and wireless connections to the network and the wired connection is considerably faster for Homegroup transfers (about 8x ...
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Cannot See And Share Files In HomeGroup

I have tried it with LAN cable and wireless connection and cannot make it work. I have tried creating HomeGroups on both laptops and joining from both but same scenario occurs. On 1st laptop (Windows ...
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where is homegroup password saved?

I was wondering where Windows saves the password of homegroups? I usually connect or create several homegroups in many networks and every time I want to connect to one of these homegroups, windows ...
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Windows 7: How to switch between Home Network, Work Network, and Public Network when not connected

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop which I attach to a network using Wi-Fi both at home (where my network connection is configured as a Home Network) as well as in a classroom where I ...
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Matching up HomeGroup users created in different versions of Windows

In our household, we have 2 laptops and a desktop, all currently on Windows 8.1. The desktop has been upgraded in stages from Windows 7. Laptop 1 was bought with Windows 8 and has now been upgraded. ...
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Windows and Mac on network

Is it possible to have shared folders between mac and windows like Homegroup? Can you get mac folders/computers to show up in the Homegroup?
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What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?

I've a long-standing problem that is getting me down. My home network has three computers: Server - Windows Home Server 2011 PC Windows 7 Professional Mediacentre Windows 7 Home Premium The server ...
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Losing internet connection after homegroup computer accesses my files

I have two Windows 8 computers in my homegroup. Desktop connected to the router with a cable; Laptop connected via WiFi. I created a homegroup on computer 1 and later joined it on computer 2. ...
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Can't access/share Homegroup folders

I have 1 system where everyone is able to access read/write to the homegroup folders. However, every other system can not access each others and the one system that all the other systems can ...
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Adding local print port shows: The username or password is incorrect

I am trying to set up a wireless laptop so it can connect to my main deskop computers printer. My PC is a 32 bit and my laptop is a 64 bit machine so I am trying to add a port to my driver on the 64 ...