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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 a Windows 7 HomeGroup permit VPN connections?

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