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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What is the difference between Homegroup and Network?

I am using Windows 8. In the navigation panel on left, in the File Explorer, I can see two sections Homegroup and Network. Under Network a number of other PCs are listed. What is the difference ...
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How to know creator of a Homegroup?

I am using Windows 8. I see that I am joined to a Homegroup over the network (private). How to know who created the Homegroup? Right now I cannot see any other member listed there.
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How to create/delete a HomeGroup in Windows 8?

I never used homegroups. Now, when I enter HomeGroup control panel page, I see that somebody has created homegroup on the network. User name and computer name displayed. I don't know who is this. I ...
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Homegroup doesn't detect network cable

We have 2 machines here in the network. Both run (legal) Windows 8, both are in the same homegroup, for both machines the network is set up as a Private Network. Copying files over wireless works ...
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How do I delete a homegroup if I am not in it?

So a while ago I made a homegroup on my network. The computer I made it on is now formatted. I don't have any computers on the network in the group. When I try to enter the homegroup it asks me for ...
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Setting up a network share folder on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a network share folder for Windows 7 so we can use Quick books Enterprise 7.0 in multi user mode. I've tried everything that Quickbooks has said to do and everything in Windows 7, ...
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File and Printer Sharing will not stay on after enabling

I'm having the same problem I've seen many people post on here and elsewhere on the web, sometimes resulting in dead-ends or very obvious answers. Mine is one of those dead ends - every time I try ...
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Why did I lose the Internet connection after making a home group?

I have two computers in my house. They are; laptop with Windows 7 Home Basic desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium I use internet which is of wired connection and it has a modem. The modem has 1 LAN ...
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How to check if someone is using files which you have shared in homegroup?

How to check if someone is using files which you have shared in homegroup? How many ppl use these files, which file are they using?
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Setting homegroup in Windows 7 for sharing files on a Network

I'm running a windows seven system which is connected to the hostel network.There are dozens of connected PC's that are using windows seven.My friends and I wanted to share files with each other on ...
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How to extend existing home network via Ethernet with an Encore ENHWI-2AN3?

My goal is to extend internet and a home network into an Encore ENHWI-2AN3. Wifi does not reach so it is done over ethernet cable. Just plugging the device in, it will have internet, but doesn't ...
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How to remove homegroup icon from Windows Explorer?

I'd like to remove "Homegroup" from the left side of my Windows Explorer in Windows 7/8.
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Can't connect my school laptop to my homegroup

Well I've been trying quite a lot of things, it worked to connect through my other laptop which is not given by my school so there's nothing wrong with the homegroup itself. But I need a way to ...
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Windows 8 Homegroup Password

If you join a Homegroup from a Windows 8 machine, you are prompted for a password. This password is subsequently visible whenever you enter the homegroup settings: This is silly. Is there a way to ...
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Windows 7 Network share through Homegroup: missing files/folders

I have 2 computers (laptop, tablet) set up in the same Homegroup. For file exchange, one has a folder mapped with read/write permissions for the homegroup (on laptop). When I open the networked ...
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Can Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 join a homegroup?

A simple question that I couldn't find an answer to through Google search - can Windows Server (some recent version) join a homegroup?
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How to access shared folders on a Windows homegroup computer from Raspbmc?

Consider the case where Raspbmc (Raspberry Pi media center) is connected to a home wireless router. There are many computers also connected to the home wireless router and they are on a Windows ...
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Homegroup libraries visible but can't be opened

I have 2 Windows 7 PCs in a home network. When I create a homegroup, the libraries I share are visible on the opposing machine but when I doubleclick them nothing happens - no error message, nothing ...
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When I try to print, the Print dialog hangs

Context: 7 printers are 'installed' Local Printers: Canon Inkjet PIXMA iP4000 via USB Canon MP460 Printer via USB CutePDF Writer (not actually a physical printer) Microsoft XPS Document Writer ...
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Share a Portable Disk in a Homegroup

I have two Windows 7 computers in the same Homegroup and file share is working. My question is that is there any way to share all the disk? In particular, I have some portable disks and my goal is ...
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Windows 7 printer sharing without homegroups?

Me and my sibling have windows 7 computers. I set up a homegroup and one the other computer it shows that I created a homegroup and asks for the password. I've tried various times to change the ...
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Can't see contents of shared folders in homegroup

I can see other people in my homegroup and their folders, but when I click on those folders, I cannot see the contents. When I click a folder, this message appears: Windows cannot ...
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Why does copying a backup folder over HomeGroup say 0 bytes?

Why does copying a Windows backup folder to a different computer using HomeGroup look like this? What I mean is, it says it's 0 bytes, and the speed is 0 bytes per second. I don't understand how ...
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Cannot set up Windows 7 HomeGroup - “An error occurred”

Naive as I was, I convinced my grandparents to replace their XP machines with new Windows 7 computers, since HomeGroups would relief all of their sharing pains. Was I wrong... Ever since I've been ...
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How to see between windows 7 professional and enterprise machines?

I've got a desktop system running Windows 7 Professional and a laptop running windows 7 Enterprise in a domain-joined computer and I need to copy around 50 GB of files from the Enterprise machine to ...
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One workgroup computer not visible under “Network” in explorer

Network consists of 7 clients. 5 running XP and 2 running Win-7. On a new windows 7 machine in explorer under network all of the computers are visible except one XP machine. All other clients can see ...
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Can see other computers in Homegroup and their libraries, but nothing happens when I click them

I created a Homegroup for the 3 PC's in our home running W7. The problem is that all 3 PC's are in the Homegroup and I can see eachother, but when I try to click on the shared library on either of the ...
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Can XP access HomeGroup shares if NetBIOS service is disabled on hosting Win-7 machine?

I am upgrading a small non-profit organization's computers and network. I will install Windows 7 Professional on 9 machines and Windows XP SP3 on 3 very old machines. I am interested in using ...
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Homegroup and HomeUsers group

I have some troubles with homegroup's feature using two windows 7 64-bit based devices (laptop and desktop). Desktop is connected via LAN cable and the laptop via WiFi. Both use the same subnet and ...
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What is a HomeGroup?

I cannot seem to understand what exactly a HomeGroup is. What is a HomeGroup, and how is it different from a Workgroup or a Domain? (I already understand the last 2.) Why would I want to use a ...
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My printer sharing in windows 7 has stopped

I have a wireless home network with 2 Windows 7 machines. I have created a homegroup which they are both part of. I shared the printer from the desktop and some files, and this all worked fine for ...
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Joining Windows 7 Homegroup breaks connections to shares

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium box that runs as my home server. I have three accounts on it, my Admin account, a TV account, and a "share" account. I map a network drive from other PCs and Macs ...
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Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication

Printing from a netbook to a shared printer attached to a desktop fails silently. The desktop is running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), and the netbook is running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). ...
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Cannot seem to create Homegroup

For some reason I cannot seem to find the option to create a Homegroup after I removed it (just the join now button is available). The homegroup provider and listener services are running. Why would ...
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Homegroup sharing problems

I can see other people in my homegroup and their folders, but when I click on those folders, I cannot see the contents (no error message, just nothing happens). The other people in the Homegroup can ...
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Folders not showing up in Windows HomeGroup

I have one desktop and two laptops connected to my HomeGroup. The problem I'm having is that the default folders show up just fine if I try and access files from one of the laptops, but I can't seem ...
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Queuing print jobs in a Windows 7 home group

We have one printer in the household which is only sometimes connected to a computer (a portable). It often happens that once the printer is finally connected, neighboring computers (in the Windows 7 ...
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Printer offline until spooler service is restarted multiple times

When I try to print from my ThinkPad to a printer shared through a Windows 7 Homegroup hosted by a desktop computer, I often have to restart the Print Spooler service several times before the job will ...
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Windows XP joining Windows 7 HomeGroup

How can my Windows XP computer join my Windows 7 laptop's HomeGroup?
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HomeGroup over a local area connection

My network configuration is as follows: One desktop is connected by a network cable to the wireless router My laptop is connected to the Internet by WiFi (2nd floor) The laptop shares the Internet ...
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Windows 7 sharing issues

I have two desktops with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit, one laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and one netbook with Windows 7 Starter. The two desktops can see each other. From DT1 I can see and Read and Write ...
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No Homegroup Computers, Network Troubleshooter Fails

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Homegroup, between two Windows 7 Home Premium machines. On one machine I get this: The other machine in the Homegroup is perfectly happy and is able to see and ...
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Windows 7 Homegroup - Does it work on a per user or all users basis?

I have two PC's with the same two accounts on them (e.g. PC 1 has accounts X and Y, and PC 2 has accounts X and Y) Does the Homegroup feature work on a per account basis? For example, if I setup the ...
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Windows 7 HP Color Laserjet 1600 on home network doesn't print

I've got Windows 7 and shared printers in my homegroup which I can see in Windows Explorer. I've also installed the latest HP drivers. But whenever I try to print to the networked Laserjet on the ...
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WiFi File Transfer Windows-7 and Vista

I've been using Windows-7 homegroup between my netbook and laptop; I've grown quite fond of it. My roommate is running windows Vista, so his computer lacks this feature. We'd really like to be able to ...
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Two windows 7 machines can't see each other on the network

I have a desktop, and i just got a netbook. both run windows 7 home premium. when i go to Network, on either device, the other one isn't visible. neither can detect the homegroup of the other. I live ...
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How to restrict apps for a user account?

I want to restrict one user account from accessing installed apps. Basically, I want to give him access to using notepad only. How can we do this? (Acer netbook with win xp home edition.)
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How can I equate the same user on different Windows 7 machines within a home group?

Here's my scenario. In our home I have a desktop and a laptop, my wife has a laptop and my two sons each have a desktop. All these machines run Windows 7. I can set up shares on either of my machines ...
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iTunes - stuck in authorization loop

I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and thought that instead of trying to recover my music from my iPhone, I would just use the Homegroup I have set up to transfer the music from my old laptop. ...
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How can I push new files in shared folders to my Homegroup?

I am using the Homegroup feature in Windows 7. Usually, the folders I have specified to be shared are available across all of the computers on the Homegroup, as desired. Unfortunately, when new ...