If it is not you will face problems while sharing the data. All settings were as recommended, all clocks were in sync, the router was reset, I left homegroup on both computers and set back up a homegroup and got a new password on the Windows 7 Pro, and I then tried to join on the laptop which initially would not let me join , all planets the solar system were were aligned, the proper chants and sacrifices were made and nothing seemed to work. If this is the problem, make sure to configure the firewall correctly, and don't forget to re-enable the firewall after everything is working properly. I hope I have helped someone out there and Bill Gates, If you read this, just because you have cornered the market doesn't mean it's okay to forget about your customers after you take our money. All settings were as recommended, all clocks were in sync, the router was reset, I left homegroup on both computers and set back up a homegroup and got a new password on the Windows 7 Pro, and I then tried to join on the laptop which initially would not let me join , all planets the solar system were were aligned, the proper chants and sacrifices were made and nothing seemed to work. Found this on Microsoft website with the procedure to create and use a Homegroup.
However, I am still not able to set up a homegroup on this computer. For sharing files between those devices, download their OneDrive app. There is no option to create homegroup if another computer on your network has already created one. This is my trouble exactly as well: desktop hard wired to router and laptop on wireless. Those who understand binary and those who don't -------- I ran into this issue as well. You can set different sharing levels for each type of file. Now that i'm sharing my external hard drive, how do i let my laptop write to it? When I have tried it seems more than a million times, but it may be less to get a third computer to join the same Homegroup, I get the message 'Windows cannot set up a Homegroup on this computer'.
Make sure network discovery is on network and sharing center. Win7 desktop wired to router and a win7 laptop connected via wireless. Allow the process to complete and it will return you do the Homegroup page. Enter the password when prompted to allow access. However, the Documents folder is marked as Not shared. I had to confirm Administrative Permission before I obtained access to the file.
Suddenly without cause or explanation, one could not see the other. Im new to all this networking stuff but was wondering if it has something to do with my laptop and netbook having 32 bit operating systems and the desktop having 64 bit. The laptop feeds to it wirelessly. According to what I find on the web, a lot of people have that problem. Guest Author: marshall 10 Aug 2015 When I try to join the existing homegroup with the correct password, nothing happens. In the next step, you will need to enter the password of your Homegroup.
You can change it if you wish. Please make any instructions a simple as possible because I have already lost most of my sense of humour and I am obviously not very bright as far as computers are concerned. You can change it later on. The laptop was then able to connect to the workgroup without issue. I am using Uverse as my service provider. To join it, click the Join Now button. I did that very thing and upon reboot, I was back to square one.
I am having the same problem. If you see a Join Now button as shown here , somebody has already created a Homegroup on your network. However, the computer with shared content must be running for you to access its files and resources. How to create a HomeGroup on Windows 10 HomeGroup hasn't changed much from previous versions, as such we'll be using Control Panel to make the configuration. The laptop feeds to it wirelessly. If you already have a computer hosting a Homegroup, you will see the option to Join the group as shown below: If you don't have a Homegroup already setup, you will see the option to Create a new Homegroup.
Now I can share it … how? On a Windows 7, 8, or 8. Suggest you to check this issue by restarting your computer once, post complete shutdown, to see if it goes correctly. Note: Homegroup option is no longer available on Windows 10 and the below steps are no longer applicable Homegroup feature in Windows computers help you easily share files and printers between the computers. I have 3 Laptops on my network and encountered this issue and have spent several. You can create a Homegroup of networking between two systems containing operating system Windows 10. This is what I did discover and there is one item in this very forum string that did work: After I created the new homegroup on my desktop, got the new password and checked everything I wanted to share, I found the laptop still could not see the homegroup to join. By the way, Microsoft is going to kill the Homegroup feature in the upcoming versions of Windows 10.
Just kidding, I wouldn't want to wish any harm on you. You can create one HomeGroup per network. This is a real problem. Connecting both computers directly to the router seems to work, however. I also tried the Homegroup troubleshooter with no success. I didn't even need to start the services. In addition, you can configure which devices are allowed to play remote content.
If you are joining a Homegroup created on another computer, you will need to obtain the password from the administrator of that computer. For some reason it wouldn't let me use the same password or any other password for that matter. All the normal File share settings are selected and still no go. I have just been through volumes of forums discussing the problem of computers not seeing one another on the network. You can block or allow each device individually, or you can click the Allow All or Block All buttons. Any devices you want to add to your HomeGroup will require you to type in this password to gain access, so you'll want to print or write down this password.