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

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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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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 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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Copy and pasting files from shared folder on my desktop to my laptop disconnects wifi

My Windows 7 has a very weird behavior. When i try to access my desktop over home network I am able to connect normally. Then once is START copying the files my wifi disconnects. Everytime. I let it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2 laptops both Windows 8.1 on a home group

I was trying to create a homegroup, by mistake I created a Host Homegroup on both computers, I have left the Homegroup on the computer I wish to be the Client, but cannot find a way of joining the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why unshared folders in homegroup keep showing

Here is the scene: I have a PC A and B connected with a homegroup, I shared a folder Tmp in A to copy some files between the 2 PCs, and un-shared the folder after the job was done. But B keep showing ...
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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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How to Share A Specific Folder with a Specific Remote User with Homegroup

There are similar questions on superuser here like this but I was not able to use any of them to accomplish what I want: A specific folder accessible only by a specific user over the homegroup ...
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UNC, Remote Desktop, Homegroup issues on Windows 8.1

I have three Windows 8.1 computers, named "SERVER", "TRAVEL" and "MIKEPC". All are members of the same homegroup. I'm experiencing the following symptoms: From MIKEPC to SERVER Remote desktop ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 XP joining Windows 7 HomeGroup

How can my Windows XP computer join my Windows 7 laptop's 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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Can a Windows 7 HomeGroup permit VPN connections?

Would like to integrate HomeGroup with my VPN (Hamachi/LogMeIn) addresses. Possible?
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...