Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Hi, as per thread title a Homegroup icon appeared on my desktop after performing the latest update. As always, be careful with the registry! Modify the registry at your own risk. Press Win + R to open a run box. It deletes the original two keys and then readds keys with a differnt name. Method 4: Leave Homegroup 1.
Changes should take effect immediately, so open a File Explorer window and double-check to make sure that HomeGroup has been removed. You can also right-click on the desktop and choose Refresh from the context menu to refresh the desktop icons and make the Homegroup icon disappear. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. I've managed to survive without it ever since Window 7 Beta.
Uncheck those you wish to remove from desktop. If you never set up or joined a HomeGroup, you can skip to the next section. Method 5: Remove Homegroup Desktop Icon through Registry 1. So far so good, now homegroup is disable, but it is still displaying in the navigation pane. Under Share with other home computers click Change advanced sharing settings. When you see the success message, as shown in Figure D, click Finish. But did you ever have the need to use HomeGroup? Didn't remove the homegroup option from the navigation pane in explorer.
For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Save the file as RemoveHomeGroupIcon. I then tried manually disabling Personalize in the Registry Editor. Delete the folder from the registry. I've just upgraded to 7 finally! Why all of a sudden did someone decide we needed that icon stuck to the desktop anyway? But there is more than one method to remove Homegroup icon from desktop in Windows 10 which we would discuss today in the below-listed troubleshooting guide. I do not understand why Microsoft didn't add a create new Homegroup option for cases like this.
Want news and tips from TekRevue delivered directly to your inbox? To all of you that have this problem. The wireless connection icon shows up with animation for a min or so, then greys out again. Do not touch anything, this is just a visual confirmation of the inappropriateness of the Homegroup icon's appearance. Design new host by version 4. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to this. This stopped the jumping effect when she selected a folder. Libraries and Homegroup have retained their full functionality as far as I can tell, so it hasn't appeared to have affected the programs at all.
Homegroup Icon: open my computer, control panel, system and security, administrative tools, services, then scroll down to: homeGroup listener and homeGroup provider, disable both. Method 1: Disable Sharing Wizard 1. And unlike many other sites, here there is not a paywall or anything blocking readers from accessing the site. Although more people are reading Pureinfotech, many are using adblocker. If all was successful, you can go ahead and close Registry Editor. Libraries and Homegroup have retained their full functionality as far as I can tell, so it hasn't appeared to have affected the programs at all. This is not like a standard shortcut.
Conclusion: The Homegroup icon appearing on the Windows 8 or Windows 8. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. A Default value on the right side of UsersLibraries confirms it's the correct key. Right-click the file and choose Merge. This will open the desktop personalization section in the Control Panel.
These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Modify the registry at your own risk. One of my clients recently purchased a new computer and wanted to know how to remove the extra folders in Windows Explorer. Delete the folder from the registry. For more information about modifying the registry, see. Restart your computer and the Homegroup icon should not reappear on your desktop.
I'd be grateful for a solution. After trying a number of other fixes I did this and when the computer rebooted the icons were gone. Then, click Stop the Service link. Only way to remove them is select don't show desktop icons and select not to store deletes in recycle bin. I go in its options and leave home group,. Then double-click on the HomeGroup Listener service and change the Startup type to Disabled. Obviously if Microsoft would have allow us to have a choice whether that icon appeared or not, we wouldn't have to edit our registry.
Only other concern now is the greyed out icons in my tray, they are active but no colour or animation? By deselecting Show libraries and Show All folders we were able to clean the folder list up quite a bit. Delete the folder from the registry. Try holding the power key down to turn the computer off then restart it normally. When finished, you can delete the downloaded. Right click on a blank area under the Navigation pane folder list to access the menu or click the Options button on the View tab and choose Change folder and search options. . Note that deselecting Show libraries removes them from the folder list in the Navigation pane, Libraries are accessible on the Desktop.