Homegroups (sometime HomeGroups) are a Microsoft Windows networking ease of use technology available on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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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 its 0 bytes, and the speed is 0 bytes per second, I don't understand how this ...
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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 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 ...
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How can I hide the Homegroup icon on the desktop?

Last night a Windows update on my Windows 7 machine added a new "Homegroup" icon to my desktop. I don't want the icon on my desktop but can't see any way to get rid of it. It's not listed in the ...
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IPv6 issue with joining HomeGroup while using Comodo Firewall in Windows 7

I just created a HomeGroup on another Win7 machine at home and am trying to connect my main machine to it. Unfortunately, I'm getting an error that I think relates to my usage of Comodo Firewall. ...
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Windows 7: how to setup a Homegroup - IPv6 error?

Every time I try to setup a Homegroup I get an error message that I need to have IPv6 enabled. When I check the system it says that IPv6 is enabled.
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Can't view other computers on Network

Systems: My Machine: Windows 7 Ultimate connected through ethernet into router Her Machine--Other Machine: Windows 7 Ultimate connected through wireless Router:F5D8236-4 N Wireless Router Version 1 ...
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How to stop homegroup sharing folders?

I have homegroup on my PC and laptop, both running Windows 7. I can share the folders and files easily, but the problem is I can't stop sharing the folder. Even I went to computer > manage and stop ...
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Is it secure to run Windows 7 HomeGroup over an unsecured wifi network?

Just wondering what the security implications are of running Windows 7 HomeGroup over an unsecured (open) WiFi network. Are there known hacks on the HomeGroup password or is it possible to otherwise ...
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Can a Windows 7 HomeGroup permit VPN connections?

Would like to integrate HomeGroup with my VPN (Hamachi/LogMeIn) addresses. Possible?
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How do I install a Windows 7 Homegroup printer?

I have a local printer on Desktop A and I want to use it on LapTop B. I have made a homegroup and can copy files between the two computers. On Desktop A I have the 'Printers' checked, in order to ...
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Homegroup doesn't show other computers, but “Network” does

I have a desktop and a laptop (both running windows 7) in my Windows 7 homegroup. The desktop created the homegroup, and the laptop joined it. Both share a few folders. On the laptop, I have no ...
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Installing HomeGroup Printer

I have two Windows 7 computers on a HomeGroup. I am on "Computer A" and need to access a printer connected to "Computer B". On Computer A, the HomeGroup panel tells me that it found a new shared ...
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Everyone can access my Windows 7 Homegroup file shares - Even Windows XP computers

I have 3 computers in my network, two running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP. I've set up a homegroup on both Windows 7 computers. Also, all computers are in the same Workgroup. The problem is ...
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Is it possible to use IPv6 in LAN with router only supporting IPv4?

My router (Belkin N1 Vision) seem to only support IPv4. The problem is that i'm trying to get Windows 7 Homegroup going and it requires IPv6. I'm trying to connect home computer which is connected to ...
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connecting a wireless home network wirelessly to the internet

If I am using the wireless cards in my two laptops to establish a home network using Windows 7, in other words a "homegroup," can I share an internet connection obtained from a wireless adaptor ...
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How can I connect a Snow Leopard computer to a Windows 7 homegroup?

Is there any way to connect to a Windows 7 homegroup from a Mac running Snow Leopard? The computers show up in my Finder on the left side as PCs, but when I try to connect I don't see anything. Any ...
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How do I add a Windows 7 Homegroup folder to iTunes?

I have a HTPC running Windows 7 with music in the public Music folder. Is it possible to add this folder to the iTunes library on another computer in the same homegroup? The obvious File->Add Folder ...
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Can I use Windows 7 Homegroups with Windows Server 2008?

I'm not currently using the "Homegroup" functionality of Windows 7 because we already have all of our photos, videos, and music on a Windows Server 2008 box. But Win7 is really pushing Homegroup in ...
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Windows 7: Homegroup Connectivity

It seems that no matter what I do, I cannot get my two computers to work together and join the same Homegroup. The computers in question: Desktop with Win7 Ultimate x64 connected via Wireless ...
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How to disable groups and sharing in Windows 7

Windows 7 has some great features for sharing stuff with the other computers and other family members in your house. But... for someone on a single computer and no other computers in the home, those ...
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Windows 7 Homegroups not working?

I've got a homegroup set up, and only the accounts/machines where the user and password is identical can see/share files. I thought the setting to let homegroup control the accounts would make that ...
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Has anyone set up a HomeGroup across Windows 7 RC and Windows 7 RTM? [closed]

I'm wondering if all versions of Windows 7 on a home group network must match (e.g. all RC or all RTM)? I was unable to add a new Windows 7 RTM to an existing Windows 7 RC HomeGroup. It simply spins ...
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Windows 7 Homegroup with ESS 4.0

I am trying to setup a homegroup between two Windows 7 computers, and apparently my Eset Security Service is blocking the traffic. When I disable the firewall on both computers, the homegroup works ...