I set the laptop to join by entering the password given by the desktop but I'm afraid I cannot remember exactly in which order I did it. After the frustration sank in all the way to the bottom I decided to re-install and up grade both machines. If you need to, change the HomeGroup password on the computer you are trying to connect to the HomeGroup. Selected Libraries are set to be shared with Read only access by default, which means that you can. A new window is displayed informing you that if you leave the homegroup, you cannot access or share its files and printers. So where exactly is that all coming from and what needs to be deleted to clear it? Last but not least you will learn how to leave a Homegroup when you no longer need to use it. And if you are connected to your colleagues on a home network, you must have observed that the password offered by the Homegroup is typical, complicated, and pretty tough to memorize.
However, as with any complicated feature of Windows, things can go wrong! You can Start menu search feature or directly press Win + R key to open it. But, when I go to the Network, then I see it and can access the shared files. First, no need to paste passwords here. I finally got tired of messing with it and turned off the laptop. That is the only response I get. Now I can't figure out why that would be as I wrote it down and typed it in correctly. Go to Homegroup Control Panel, and set up a new Homegroup.
After many complex process changes this works. The primary laptop was fine after a reboot in the Homegroup seeing everything just fine with no reported conflicting Homegroup or error. According to Microsoft, you cannot delete a home group, it just goes away when everyone leaves it. I have been trying this for about a week with no success with two win32 and one win64 Win 10 machines and the two 32 bit installs can see each other but cant be browsed by nor browse the 64 bit one. Anybody have any ideas how to totally delete an old Homegroup and start over. However I don't use a homegroup.
I don't see how setting up a mapped network drive is going to help me with my homegroup and network folders permissions problem. Someone will come along to help you. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and I also have a desktop running Windows 7. Go to HomeGroup, which is a distinct and separate Control Panel subgroup. For my family, some of the family members are sticking to Win7 notebook, and with driver problem when upgrade to Win10 so need to fallback , so we need HomeGroup for file sharing.
If the troubleshooter didn't help, you may re-create your Homegroup by following the. In the Services dialog, double-click on the service and make sure the Startup type is set to Automatic and click Start to turn on the service. You can type a new password or press the button to generate a new random password. These are the rough equivalent of classing a given network connection as a Home or Work connection under Windows 7. You cannot create more than one Homegroup on the same network. Once I got that done, I went back into joining the HomeGroup and it didn't even ask for the password.
Updated fix: How to share files in Windows 10 after April update The shared network folders feature will still work. Remember that the machine you are viewing from won't show up on that list, just the other Homegroup machines in the network show up there. I have tried the home group wizard to try and fix the problem, but that does not work. Also, after these switches, you will see the password that was generated for the newly created Homegroup. I was trying to link Win 10 and 8.
In the next step, you will need to enter the password of your Homegroup. When I run homegroup, I can't see his computer. You can check the HomeGroup password on another computer and then use that one to join the HomeGroup. I would hope somebody from Microsoft can help. We can't find the password to the old group and we can't change or create a new one.
However, this means that you have to rejoin all the computers that are part of that Homegroup, using the new password. This seems like a major issue that Microsoft should be addressing immediately considering that just about every home with multiple computers is probably going to run into this problem. For example, you can connect your home printer from one of the computers and print from any other computers at home. The new Homegroup password is shown. Thank you for your reply.