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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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How to configure sharing on a small Windows 10 network since HomeGroup is gone?

This is apparently a common problem but I have not found a solution. With the deprecation of HomeGroup after the release of Windows 10 version 1803, I cannot get two computers to maintain network ...
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I cannot share files between two laptops

I have two laptops at home and need to share files between them. I tried HomeGroup but the other PC does not find the first one! Both have windows 10 installed and are connected to a TP-Link wireless ...
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Windows reset homegroup

I do have a homegroup originating from one older PC. This PC is gone, so I can also not access the homegroup password anymore. If I try to create a new homegroup this is not possible. I get the ...
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Laptop/Desktop will not recognize homegroup on each other (wireless)

I'm having difficulty connecting my HP desktop and my Lenovo laptop (both running Windows 10 Home 1709) through Homegroup on a wireless connection. Both the Advanced Sharing settings are set to: ...
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How to join Windows Server 2016 to Homegroup

I am in the process of creating a small test lab cluster, and having been here before, do not want to have to seek certification just get through the default ruleset of the Windows AD. I would like ...
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Home network LAN vs Wireless and Homegroup

I was trying to share my music folder from PC 1 on my local network so that I could access it on my laptop. I thought it would be as easy as sharing the folder in the folder options on PC 1, which I ...
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How can i add Windows Server 2016 to a homegroup

I have a well sorted home lab with 2x Windows Server 2016 machines and 2 Windows 10 Pro workstations. I dont want to run a domain, but I do want to simplify networking between all of the machines, in ...
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How to create a new homegroup deleting the existing one, without the help of the computer that created it, on windows 10(1607)?

I am well aware of the similar kind of questions existing on this page. Though the answers that were presented either did not match my situation or did not satisfy my needs. I'm on Windows 10(1607). ...
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How to get permissions removed on files?

I used Windows 7 as my primary system for a long time and was sharing my libraries on homegroup. When I HAD TO format my laptop C: drive and installed Win 10, the pictures folder (On E:, non system ...
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Windows 10 changes Microsoft account actual name to email

Hi! This is a weird one. After logging into my Microsoft account (not using local account), in approximately ~30m my name changes from my actual name to my @outlook.com email address. It's shown in ...
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Disable Windows machine visibility in network

How can I disable visibility of Windows machine in network without disabling network share discovery? I mean that my PC is visible by other PCs in the network. I'd like to only see other machines but ...
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Cannot connect to homegroup in my network

When I am creating a homegroup on one computer, the other is not detecting the homegroup. Both running windows 10. Ping is reaching to other Screen shots of my setup and results.
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Can't join homegroup, both computers say the other computer knows the password

I have three computers on my network - let's call them Alice, Bob and Charlie. Alice is my girlfriend's computer, Bob is my laptop, and Charlie is the newcomer - my desktop PC. When I tried to add ...
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Homegroups: Shared folder from Win10 don't show up on Win7 PC, but some other shared folders do

I've shared folders via homegroups successfully before, but I had shared them from a Win7 PC and accessed them from a Win10 one. Now I'm trying to do the reverse, and the folder I'm sharing is not ...
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Win7 HomeGroup Sharing works fine with files under my User dir, but not with files under D:\

I have successfully shared (and accessed from another pc) files and dirs under C:\Users\Stefan. But when I try to share a dir under D:\, I get a window saying "Your folder can't be shared". Why does ...
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Unrecognized PC has set up a Homegroup on my network

I have been trying to learn mobile app development and so I set up a local server on my Windows 10 PC. But none of the devices on my network could access the ip of the server or even ping it. But ...
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How to hide homegroup, this pc and Network drop-down lists from left sidebar of Windows Explorer?

I try to find some info about hiding elements (homegroup, this pc and Network drop-down lists) from left sidebar of windows explorer, but I can't find anything. Maybe, there are any reg tweaks? So, ...
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Windows Homegroup

I have 4 PCs, 3 running in Windows 8.1 Pro and 1 in Windows 7 Professional. I have a Homegroup setup which the 3 that is running on Windows 8.1 Pro have already connected. However, the 1 PC that is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 SCX-...
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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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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 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/copy-files-to-another-...
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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 anything....
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 my ...
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