Tried 50 different configurations of sharing options even with an ethernet cable and just can't share anything. Rename this folder to MachineKeys. Guest Author: Curtis 20 Dec 2015 Is there any way to delete an existing HomeGroup? If you are creating a new Homegroup, you will be prompted to create a new password. I did not realise that they were still subject to the set password, although I had left. So, the bottom line is: the old Network way of doing things still works, but not with all older versions of Windows.
But, now that all of the machines. On the next information screen, click on the Next button. All computers need to have unique names. To share the folders you want to share, you reverse the above process. Any newbie can figure out how to join a homegroup. Consider the following tips to troubleshoot and fix HomeGroup problems on Windows 10. Write down or click the link to print the password.
You can change it if you wish. After completing the steps, you'll need to repeat the same instructions on the remaining devices that will be printing to the same shared printer. Click the Log On tab, 4. My opinion is that it is a poor software design. If by reload, you mean reinstalling Windows 10, I hesitate recommending that because it means, at least in my case, reinstalling tons of software you have already installed, but if you haven't loaded a bunch of stuff on the computer or you don't mind rebuilding your computer to it's former state, a reinstall is worth a try. To join it, click the Join Now button. You can connect to a wired or wireless network but ensure that your system is connected to either your home or office router.
In this , we'll walk you through the steps to set up and manage a HomeGroup to share resources with other users on your local network. That is the only response I get. Thus, you have created a new folder MachineKeys here. Accessing a shared folder Once you have the unique path, there are at least two ways to access the shared folder. You see the list of files and devices that you would like to share within the HomeGroup. However, if you're using your same Microsoft account to access content from another computer, then you will have read and write permissions. I am able to log onto the laptop by going to file explorer and clicking on the Network Icon and then clicking on my laptop and entering the account name and password for the laptop.
In addition, you can configure which devices are allowed to play remote content. How to Create a Homegroup in Windows 10 Before going through the steps, make sure that your system is connected to a network. I do not have the latest version of Windows 10 and believe this is probably the reason I was not able to create a new home group password and why the existing one was not recognized. In the two boxes just below this text box were two boxes titled Password and Confirm password each of these boxes contained 14 dots. Many, many thanks for your easy to follow instructions. As an initial troubleshooting step to resolve your issue, we strongly suggest running the HomeGroup troubleshooter. Let us know if you need further assistance.
How can I get rid once and for all from this ghost homegroup. If so, jump to Step 2. You can also change on which networks you will let devices stream shared content by using the Show devices on drop down menu. Try both a wired and wireless connection. If you see a Create a Homegroup button, click it to create a new Homegroup. Some of Windows like Windows 7 Home Basic are not capable of creating a new Homegroup, but they can join an existing one.
If so, let's move on the next steps. Most people share only their Music, Pictures, and Videos folders, as well as their printers and media devices. I am trying to create a network with this computer and a Windws 10 64 bit Dell laptop. I tried using the Microsoft Fix-It tool and it could not find a problem, i then tried to start Peer Networking Grouping in Services, when I did that I got a Error 1079. Presumably since they are laptops. 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. How to change your HomeGroup password If for security reasons you need to change the HomeGroup password, Windows gives you the option to change it at any time.
I read your post about problems setting up a HomeGroup under Win10 and wanted to help. I have the followed the above mentioned steps, in each of the computers in the network. I shut down one computer and created Homegroup by searching it in Control Panel and then it showed me to create new group. On a Windows 7, 8, or 8. I have tried everything that has been suggested on troubleshooting forums I have searched on the web about this problem but with no success.
Note down this password, as it will be needed to allow other computers to access Files, Printers and other common resources on the network. I have been using your Lanscan for years. On the next screen, type your new HomeGroup Password and click on Finish. I am using Uverse as my service provider. Guest Author: Jeff 07 Oct 2015 Set up Homegroup for 2 boxes running Windows 10 - I am able to see the other user and folders being shared. Write down the password and click on the Finish button to close the wizard. Again, select the user whom you want to give the full administrative rights and then click against the box Full control.