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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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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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 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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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'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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...