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We have setup a Homegroup on Computer1 and are trying to join it with Computer2.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open Control Panel > Network and Internet > HomeGroup.
  2. Click Join now.
  3. In the Join a Homegroup Wizard, type the password.
  4. Click Next then Finish.
  5. Close the Control Panel and open File Explorer.
  6. In the Navigation Panel, click Homegroup.
  7. Wait about 1 minute while a "Working on it..." message displays.
  8. See the following message:

No other homegroup PCs are available right now.

Make sure that:

  • The other homegroup PCs are awake and connected to the network.
  • All the PCs in your homegroup have sharing turned on.
  • The other homegroup PCs have the current homegroup password.
  • Other people in your homegroup are sharing libraries with the homegroup.

We have made sure that all of the above criteria are true.

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The Fix

Create a brand new homegroup, because the existing one was corrupted.

Steps

On both computers:

  1. Leave the homegroup.
  2. Delete everything inside C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking.
  3. Turn off the computer.

Now that both computers are off:

  1. Turn on one computer.
  2. Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Homegroup.
  3. Click the "Create a homegroup" button and follow the steps.

Create a homegroup

Now that you have a new homegroup:

  1. Turn on the second computer.
  2. Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Homegroup.
  3. Click the "Join now" button and follow the steps.

Join now

Notes

  • If you do not see the "Create a homegroup" button, then this process is not working and you will need to try something else.
  • This process also works to delete (and recreate) a homegroup that contains computers that you no longer have.

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