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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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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How do I change the owner of the homegroup?

Whenever I try to join a computer to my homegroup it gives me some userful information on who has the password (and their machine name). However neither of these exist any more. To be fair, it ...
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Windows 10's HomeGroup Share media under “Recorded TV” rather than Videos & Normal Folder Sharing

I used to be able to set this up in Windows 7 but cannot find out how to do it in Windows 10. Basically I am wanting my TV Shows to appear under "Recorded TV" in the Homegroup rather than under ...
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Connecting two routers (lan-wan) and homegroup sharing?

First of all i wanna say to you that i already connected the routers (LAN-TO-WAN) ... But i have issues and questions :) ... My primary router and my secondary router both also using DHCP... why? ...
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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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Windows 8.1 unable to delete nonexisting homegroup

On Windows 8.1 64bit, I am unable to delete non-existing HomeGroup that appears in ControlPanel->HomeGroup, at the same time I am unable to join the same non-existing HomeGroup, what is logical. When ...
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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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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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Windows 10 - Homegroup Problems

Just upgraded to Windows 10 and trying to setup a home file sharing network. When I go through the process, I get a message that I must have IPv6 enabled. I'm instructed to run HomeGroup ...
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How to connect to PCs together via Ethernet for file sharing?

I have a PC running Windows 10 and another running Windows 8.1, I' trying to connect them using an Ethernet cable so I can transfer 100 GB from the Windows 10 machine to the Windows 8.1. I've set IPs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Windows XP joining Windows 7 HomeGroup

How can my Windows XP computer join my Windows 7 laptop's HomeGroup?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...