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Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

Question: Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

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Answer: Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

Quote: Originally Posted by MontyRob


Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?



Create a homegroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

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After the recent Windows 10 creators update I can't set up or connect to the homegroup. I can't removed the existing homegroup and I can't create a new one. Even the couple of PC's connected to my network that didn't get the update can't connect to the homegroup
now.
When I try and use the password that use to work I keep getting  a message that the Homegroup is not found. I've tried several fixes and utilities that have been suggested and none of these have worked for me. Does anyone know how to get past this issue
with a fix that will actually work?

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I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and I also have a desktop running Windows 7. I am trying to connect my laptop to my homegroup with the password for my homegroup, but my desktop will not reveal it. Is there any other place that I can find it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

theAdmiral

Answer:Windows 7 Control Panel Homegroup not revealing Homegroup Password

Hello Admiral,

If the desktop computer will not let you view the homegroup password, then you might see if you may be able to change it, then use the new password to join the laptop to the homegroup.

If not, then you might go ahead and start over by leaving the homegroup on both computers, create a homegroup on the desktop to get a new password, and join the laptop to the homegroup with the new password.

Hope this helps,

Shawn

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* While joined to a HomeGroup, if an attempt is made to log on under a user account immediately after start-up, then reaching the log on takes a period of time several fold of longer than normal to complete. Subsequent
log-ons/switch-users then take the normal period of time until next start-up.
* If following start-up there is a delay before attempting to logon, then the first logon takes the normal brief period of time.
The event log  consistently witnesses the following two errors seen to coincide with each slow logon.
1: The Function Discovery Resource Publication service hung on starting.
leading to
2: The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Resource Publication service which failed to start because of the following error:

After starting, the service hung in a start-pending state.
* Eventually the delayed logons complete, by which time the two failed services are seen to have finally successfully started; HomeGroups are also seen to be functioning normally. 
* Removing the machine from the Homegroup solves the issue, re-join the HomeGroup and it returns.
* Windows 8 Pro, WORKGROUP machine with local accounts.
* This issue has been confirmed with at least two users; I have no reason to think it would not occur for all users immediately after logon.

I acknowledge that setting the service to start 'automatically' might work around the iss... Read more

Answer:Slow logon while joined to Homegroup - Why do Function Discovery Resource Publicaton then HomeGroup Provider services hang initially?

Hi,
What are the start types of the two services? If they are Automatic, you may try to change it to Automatic(Delay) or Manual for a test.

Anyway, I record your report. Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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I am frustrated beyond belief. I have spent a minimum of 10 hours attempting to install Homegroup on my Windows 7 and Win 10 machines - 3 desktops ( 1 Win 10; 2 Win 7) and 2 laptops ( 1 Win 10; 1 Win 7).
After reading how simple it was to connect my Windows devices, I followed the very simple instructions on the Microsoft site and (surprise!), I immediately ran into a brick wall. Each machine wanted to be *the* Homegroup machine. After reading some more forum posts, I found out how to remove Homegroup from the wannabies and set up just one desktop as the ?Alpha? machine and how the others could be connected to it.
My next roadblock was that going through the same simple Homegroup set up procedure, every stinking one of the machines I attempted to tie into Alpha did not display the necessary ?Join Now?? option.
Hour after hour was spent reading forums and posts of how others were baffled and stopped and how some fixed their issues. This gave me the chance to venture into settings and system checks I never dreamed of but I diligently pushed forward to ensure my settings were audited and changed if necessary. As a note, I did not find any settings on my machines needed changing. Nothing helped!
So where to go from here? After sleeping on it, the following morning I asked Goggle one more time, WTF was wrong and why was there no ?Join Now?? option showing. Just by pure luck, I noticed one post back in 2011 on a forum that blamed BitDefender for blocking the Homegroup ?Joi... Read more

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I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and the laptop is wireless. The desktop uses a static ip address and the laptop uses the router's dhcp server. Both computers are on the same subnet and can ping in both directions. Sharing via workgroup works fine. Why won't this software do it's job?

The desktop is a fresh install of Windows 7 professional 64 bit and the laptop has been running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for 4 months. I have followed the suggesstions that I have found in the forums and also the troubleshooter with no success. Any ideas?

Answer:Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup

I got it to work after I uninstalled McAffey, deleted the static ip addresses, and used wireless to connect both pc's to router. Not sure which one did the trick but I know that if I try to use a static ip address on my desktop/media server, homegroup disappears. I think its not all that great anyway, I just wanted to justify the $50,000 i just spent on classes to get my Bachelors in Networking.

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The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup and able to share files, etc.

Is there a way to connect a new computer to the homegroup if the original host computer is no longer part of the network/ no longer exists?

Answer:Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more

The original computer is not required as long as you have other computers that were part of original homegroup. Boot another computer that was part of homegroup and then enter the password and it will join. I no longer have the original computer that was used to setup the first homegroup but new ones join properly when others are active on network.

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Hello,
I have the following problems with the HomeGroup:
I choose View or print the homegroup password: The password window does not pop up. Without the password no other computer can join the homegroup.


I choose Change password: On your computer it is not possible to create a homegroup.
I choose Leave the homegroup: Your computer could not leave the homegroup.
 
I checked the following services:
HomeGroup Provider: started
HomeGroup Listener: started
Peer Name Resolution Protocol: not started; error 0x80630203
Peer Networking Grouping service: not started; error 1068.
Peer Networking Identity Manager service: started
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service: not started; error 1068.
 
Who can give advice?

Answer:HomeGroup: error 0x80630203 / Leaving/joining the homegroup is not possible

Clear all files inside
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking did not help at all.
 
After searching for a long time, the following turned out to fix the problem: 


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> Took over possession: Admin (my user account), security everyone added full possession 
Cleared all files inside MachineKeys, restarted
Then left the homegroup: Result: There is no homegroup available in the network 
Now Network and Sharing Center shows again: 
- access type: Internet
- homegroup: ready to create
- connections: wireless network connection


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> security everyone deleted full possession

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I just bought 2 brand new laptops, both running Windows 7 Home Premium, both connected via a wireless router. Laptop A is an HP, Dads (mine). Laptop B is a Compaq, sons. Was having trouble getting either one to see each other on the homegroup network. Verified I have ipv6 enabled. Read to turn off firewalls. That seemed to work for mine, laptop A, but my sons, laptop B, still will not see mine. But I see his.

I have ran the troubleshooter on sons, laptop B, and it doesn't detect any problems. Is there anything else I should try? I have left the Homegroup and rejoined on both laptops. Thats when mine (laptop A) started seeing sons (laptop B). But doesn't work when I leave and rejoin on sons.

Why does it have to be so frustrating? Any help or info would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you. DadsComputer (Laptop A)

Answer:Laptop A sees laptop B on the Homegroup, Laptop B will not find A

Seems to have fixed problem itself. Love when that happens.

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I have a desktop and laptop both with WIN 7 and both with the same User ID.

Both machines say "Joined" under Homegroup when I click on Network & Sharing Center.

On the dtop in Windows Explorer the "HOMEGROUP" icon shows no other Homegroup connected machines but both machines are displayed there under the "NETWORK" icon.Clicking the "HOMEGROUP" icon here gives the message "No other Homegroup computers are currently available"
Because of this , if I want to "see" Libraries on the ltop from the dtop I have to click the ltop icon on "NETWORK"

The "HOMEGROUP" icon on the ltop is expandable to show both P.C.'s

In spite of this I am able to "see" files across this network as long as I accept this difference between the "HOMEGROUP" icons on the dtop.

Can anyone explain why my dtop "HOMEGROUP" icon is limited in this way ?

Answer:Homegroup Not showing all PC's on one machine in Homegroup icon

Hi,

When you set up the HOMEGROUP did you set the Desktop machine to join by entering the password given from the laptop?

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Hi ppl,

My home network has 4 computers(including mine) running windows 7, and all of them are connected to the same router/access point for internet connection. When I created a homegroup, and went to add the other computers, they created another homegroup and the other 3 computers are now in the same homegroup. However on my side, it detects no computers. I clicked "leave homegroup", and it detected no homegroup on the network. The other 3 computers are on the same homegroup and are able to share files and printers. I cannot join the homegroup when i click homegroup in windows explorer it only says there is no homegroup on the network and asks me to create a homegroup. Does anyone know a solution to this problem? I badly need to share the printers and files across my home network.

Answer:Help with HomeGroup Issues, cannot detect other computers on homegroup

Hi,welcome to Seven Forums.

Make sure you all have the same default gateways,and that the prefered dns server ip address is the same on all the pc's.

Open your network and sharing settings, click on network and sharing,properties,choose ipv4,properties and make sure all the i.p's are entered correctly and match on the rest of the pc's(apart from the first one which is each pc's own i.p)

Not sure if this is the problem,hope it helps,and please reply with the results. Hope someone else can help you better

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Hi there!

I've just upgraded my husband PC from Windows 7 to 10.
Everything went well except that I can no longer connect to the network.
After some attempt, I chose to delete all homegroup to create a new one.
All right on my husband's computer (leave the homegroup), while on my computer (which is the main computer) after leaving the existing homegroup (BigBear-Lio) I cannot create a new one.

LioSeven on LioSeven PC doesn't exist anymore.
It's an old computer I had and after that I bought this (with Win 8 as OS and then I did the upgrade to Win 10 one year ago).
So this homegroup maybe remained in memory since I transferred the files at least 2 years ago.
Now I'm not able to delete it and if I cannot delete it, I don't have the choice ti create a new one.
I have tried everything with no luck.

Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance

lio

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Hi there!

I've just upgraded my husband PC from Windows 7 to 10.
Everything went well except that I can no longer connect to the network.
After some attempt, I chose to delete all homegroup to create a new one.
All right on my husband's computer (leave the homegroup), while on my computer (which is the main computer) after leaving the existing homegroup (BigBear-Lio) I cannot create a new one.

LioSeven on LioSeven PC doesn't exist anymore.
It's an old computer I had and after that I bought this (with Win 8 as OS and then I did the upgrade to Win 10 one year ago).
So this homegroup maybe remained in memory since I transferred the files at least 2 years ago.
Now I'm not able to delete it and if I cannot delete it, I don't have the choice ti create a new one.
I have tried everything with no luck.

Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance

lio

Answer:Cannot create a new homegroup due to a no longer existing homegroup

I had a similar problem after I updated my computers. I had no option to leave the homegroup. After googling I realized that one of my computers was switched to a different timezone after the anniversary update. I then synced all of the date and times and then automagically I had an option to leave/create a new homegroup.

A real head scratcher.

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I have a desktop that is connected to my Belkin router via wire. I have 3 laptops that are all connected to the router wirelessly.
All computers have Windows 7 64bit and synched clocks.
All are connected to a Home network.
All 3 laptops detect that a Homegroup has been created on the wired desktop.
I'm using the correct Homegroup password.
All computers have discovery on.
All computers have IPv4 and Ipv6 running.
All services are running.
Everything else I've read and tried regarding troubleshooting this issue haven't worked.
All computers can see each other on the Network, but can't connect to the Homegroup.

Please help. I'll provide any other info you need. Thanks!

Answer:Homegroup problems - Homegroup detected, can't join. @wit's end

Did you set the folders you are sharing to homegroup? Like say your pictures right click on it and set it to share with the homegroup.

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Dear all,

I have read all (i think) homegroup topics here but none solved my problem.
Homegroup is working perfectly when both computer are connected to router by ethernet cable.

As soon as i unplug the cable from computer 1. None of the computer is recognizing the homegroup of the other.

I tried rebooting both computers. Leaving homegroup, rebooting create new homegroup >> nothing helps.

Both computer get internet, can connect to the router, both computer can see and share folders with each other via the the network sharing way.

Both ethernet & wireless connection show up as HOME NETWORK

I have executed the Homegroup troubleshooter on both computers No changes.

Any clues on this?

Many thanks!

Fish

Answer:HomeGroup OK via ethernet but NOT via wireless

I believe homegroup is tied to the network connection. Did you create a homegroup for the wireless network connection?

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I cannot leave the homegroup. we had 2 computers in the network with windows 7 and windows 8.1. Windows 7 upgraded to windows 10. and the other one did a clean install of windows 8.1. Now i cannot leave the homegroup from windows 10 and the windows 8.1 has created a new homegroup(that PC didnot find the homegroup that windows 10 was part of) Now I cannot leave the homegroup or do anything with it. Is there a way to manually leave the homegroup. It says 'Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup"

Answer:Homegroup not Functioning, cant leave homegroup

You do not need to be connected to a network to leave a Homegroup, so my advice in the first instance would be, to disconnect the PC from the network and all unnecessary peripherals, restart the PC, navigate to ..

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\HomeGroup

and select the option to leave the Homegroup.

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I am having a home group password recognition problem setting up a new W10 pc with an old W10 laptop.
The new PC will not recognize the original homegroup pw originally set up from my laptop.

Is there a way of deleting the old homegroup and setting up a new one from scratch Thanks for your help

Answer:cant add a new PC to my homegroup..will not accept homegroup password

Hey provlima,
Have ALL PC's leave the current Home Group, then the Home Group should no longer exist and you should be able to create a new Home Group.
Leave Homegroup in Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials

Have you tried changing the current Home Group password ?
Change Homegroup Password in Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials

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Hey,
I have a problem setting up a homegroup on our home network.
I have 2xWin 7 PC's 1xWin8.1 Tablet upgraded to Win10, and 1xWin10 Laptop, all are appearing on the network but NOT homegroup.
I have set the homegroup password and all machines are connected to it, yet they do not appear under the homegroup tab.

Even just connecting the two Win7 pc's to the homegroup, we cannot see each other.

The tablet can see the laptop as well as itself, the laptop can see my wife's PC and the tablet, and my wife's PC can see only the laptop and I can't see anything "no other homegroup computers are currently available".

I have run the network and homegroup troubleshooters but they detected no issues.
I checked for the homegroup provider and peer networking grouping services on my PC which are both started and set to 'manual'.

I have discovered an article about Microsoft Essentials Network Inspection System that can cause problems with the homegroup but upon clicking "settings", then "real-time protection" there is only the option to turn on real time protection,
the option to disable the NIS is not present.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you for your time.


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Hello all,

So I'm used to working with multiple domains in a work environment and not so much the home network. I just moved into a house with friends and I found out that they have a server setup so we can all access certain files and folders. The admin of the server said that he set me up an account to login. I go to Network and I see my PC, but no others. I am thinking this is due to not having the correct Homegroup name. Is there a way for me to find out the name of the Homegroup so I don't lose credability?

Also, couldn't I just do a ping sweep and try to Remote Desktop to each IP?

Thanks for the assistance,

-Dlaw
 

Answer:Able to find a Homegroup without asking?

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Hello, I'm currently using my laptop with wireless connection.
And I need my desktop computer to work, the internet is using wire and it says that I'm connected to the internet but I can't browse the internet, I can see who's online on skype and various things.
All this happened after I installed iTunes. Any solution?

I've tried re-installing the network drivers
I've tried to uninstall bonjour which was a problem to other people with similar problems
I've tried to disable the network adapter and re-enabled it.
I've tried to add a wireless network card into my computer, wouldn't work.

Answer:Windows can't find the homegroup

If you can post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all it would be most helpful.

If this problem was caused by iTunes then you should be able to fix it by doing this...
To fix ...
Run MsConfig

Under the Services tab uncheck the service called "##Id_String1.6844[... and then a bunch of numbers]" by Apple

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Hi, when trying to access a shared network folder in my PC from my laptop I'm requested to enter a username and password. I know what the password is, I can retrieve it from my PC by going to Network and Sharing Center\Homegroup\View or print the homegroup password. But what about the username? How do I find that out? Is the username the "xxx" in the C:\users\xxx folder? Thanks

Answer:How to find a Homegroup's username??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by antares


Hi, when trying to access a shared network folder in my PC from my laptop I'm requested to enter a username and password. I know what the password is, I can retrieve it from my PC by going to Network and Sharing Center\Homegroup\View or print the homegroup password. But what about the username? How do I find that out? Is the username the "xxx" in the C:\users\xxx folder? Thanks


The user name and password it's asking for isn't the Homegroup password, that is only for joining a Homegroup.

It's looking for the sign in password that this User is using to sign into the user account with. The user names typically show up under the Network or Homegroup.

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homegroup cannot find the laptop

Answer:homegroup cannot find the other computer

Paul.
My mind reading abilities appear to be on strike....
Any more available information re your particular problem you care to share?

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Trying to connect to another PC but requiring Homegroup password. Can't remember what it was or where I wrote it down. Equally I can't fin in via control Panel/Homegroup. Also researching indicates I'm not seeing same help "window" showing where it can be found. I'm running windows 8.1. can someone help me locate where this password is because I can't find it.

Edit...............

See "Homegroup" in windows explorer tree on Win 7 laptop trying to connect to. See also on Win 8 desktop which tells me I can get password from laptop. Done and now connected. Thanks

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HI everyone,

We finally have all computers in the house running widows 7 and would like to set up a homegroup. The problem is a homegroup was set up a few years ago on a laptop, and that laptop is no longer functioning (fried motherboard) as I understand the only way to delete the homegroup is for all parties to leave that group. This is no longer possible because the last computer that is connected is not accessible.

I have tried setting up a new new network and wireless account thinking that might reset or change the location setting os the homegroup but it is still present.

The only option I have to do is "Join Homegroup" and I no longer have that computer and thus cannot access the password to that homegroup

Any thoughts or options?
Is there another way to delete or access this homegroup?

Thanks

Merriman85

Answer:Leave Windows 7 Homegroup, Cannot leave homegroup from broken computer

Hello Merriman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The solution in the thread below may be able to work for you as well.

Cannot leave Homegroup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Assumption:

You have already checked all your settings and have done everything right. Your hard wired network connections work fine. When you go to wireless all your homegroup and network locations or most of them vanish with no resolution.

Quick Solution:

Make sure the time your router is keeping is the same as your network computers, including turning on Daylight Savings if applicable.

Explanation:

There are several threads on the internet about Windows 7 not finding workgroup or network printers or computers on wireless notebooks. This was after people painstakenly went through all the trouble shooters, turned off and restarted their firewalls and antivirus, rebooted and rebooted, reset and reset over and over again, checked all their settings and did everything right and still could not resolve their problem.

There is a likely resolution for this problem - at least it worked for me. It took me nearly a week to find this solution.

Occasionally, when running the homegroup trouble shooter, I got the message that the time was not the same on all the network computers. I went around and checked all the computers and the time was the same - so why the message?

However when I went to the router, I found that daylight savings was not turned on and the time the router was keeping was an hour different from everything else. Low and behold when I corrected the time on the router all the connection problems were resolved on the notebooks. All the homegroups were... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 notebook wireless cannot find network or homegroup

Thanks.

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Hello everyone,I have two computers, a laptop and a desktop. When i installed W7 Beta, homegroup worked without a htich and has been working since. Today i upgraded the laptop to the RC, and after that i coudlnt see the desktop anymore in the homegroup (could still see it through the network). So i thought it was an issue with the beta and RC not playing well together so i upgraded the desktop as well, and they still dont see eachother in the homegroup get an error saying "No other homegroup computers are currently available", only through the network tab.I tried leaving and joining the homegroup, both from the laptop and PC. IPv6 is enabled, times are synced with the time server,same user and pass on both pcs, all settings under advanced are turned to on besides password protected sharing. I tried switching to work then home on both pcs. When i join one to the homegroup the other does get an invitation to join however when it does join it cant see the other computer.Any help would be greatly appriciated.

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I know this is a tired subject but I've tried everything I can think of.

Background:
I have two computers: a Lenovo X220 laptop and a desktop i7, both are running Win 7 64 bit SP1. When I received my laptop two months ago, I set up a Homegroup with no problems. I could share files back and forth between my i7 desktop and the X220. I use GoodSync to keep the two computers in sync and it also ran fine.

Now the plot thickens. Two things happened a week ago: I installed a massive Win 7 update and I upgraded to the latest level of GoodSync. I believe I remember that sync'ing was up and running and when I received the notice of an update to GoodSync, I canceled the sync and downloaded the updated version - that's when the problems started.

The current situation is that from the laptop I can see the i7 desktop over the Homegroup network but the i7 cannot see the laptop.

Tried to date:
1 - Unjoined the X220 from Homegroup, and rejoined by entering the passcode displayed on the i7 screen in Homegroup settings (no joy)
2 - Turned off Norton Internet Security 2011 (firewall, all settings). No change.
3 - Ensured the IPv6 was on. Also tried turning it off. Both settings failed to change anything. It's currently on.
4 - Ensured discovery mode was turned on on both computers, no change.
5 - ran fsc /scannow. It found a problem, fixed it and I ran it again - no further problems but I still cannot connect to X220 from the i7.
6 - In running the Homeg... Read more

Answer:Cannot connect to laptop with Homegroup

One additional observation:
The X220 is listed under Network in Windows Explorer on the i7 (along with i7 itself). But clicking on X220 results in the error message:

"Windows cannot access \\X220. Check the spellling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose" In the Details tab, the message reads, "Error code 0x80070035. The network path was not found".

Clicking on the Diagnose button results in the error message:

"Make sure your device is turned on and connected to the network. Windows can't find "X220". If the computer or device you are trying to reach is nearby, make sure it is turned on and connected to the network. Otherwise, contact your network administrator for assistance"

Of course, all this time I can access the i7 shared folders through my X220 laptop using Homegroup. This seems to be a one-way problem.
 

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Despite being able to connect to a Homegroup containing two wired desktops, a router, and a wireless printer, using it's LAN connection, I can't get the laptop to see the Homegroup just using wifi.

The laptop can still access the internet and printer, but no homegroup.
If I plug in the LAN cable I can see and automatically join the Homegroup.
If I then remove the LAN cable, the wifi then connects to the Homegroup.

If I start the Laptop on wifi only. It can't even see the Homegroup.

This is a new thing, as I had no problems before. The only difference in the laptop now,is a very recent back up restore and update.

TIA

Answer:Homegroup can't be seen on Laptop with wifi, but can with it's LAN

Hello,

When on your wireless network make sure that the network type is set to home and not public.
Dave

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I have 3 computers in my home - 1 desktop and 2 laptops.

When I set up a Homegroup, the desktop and one of the laptops connect just fine.

They are able to share files, steam media, etc... But the other laptop can't join.

It can see the homegroup, but when I run the wizard to join it, it can't connect.

I have already tried all the troubleshooters on all three computers.

All three computers are running a version of Windows 7 x64.

Please help, getting rather frustrated!

Answer:Laptop Can't Join Homegroup

Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might check through this to see if it may be able to help.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a desktop with w7 on it its called Gary-PC (wired connection) i also have a laptop called Gary-pc (wireless) I am trying to get the files off of my desktop to my laptop, i have created a homegroup on both but my desktop does not see any of the groups (my sis has a laptop as well) does the fact that both are called Gary-PC screw up the connection between the 2

Answer:homegroup desktop to laptop

Hi, check that you have done everything as per this.

Also if you think you have done it correctly, have a look at the other tutorials,
they may help you as well.

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I'm running a 3-station LAN (2 desktops, 1 laptop) all running Win7 and Webroot Internet Security Complete (all software -- system and applications -- is fully up-to-date) through an Apple Airport Express wireless router. My settings are consistent throughout (home network, same workgroup, advanced sharing settings).

The two desktops are members of the same Homegroup. The problem is with the laptop. Even though it accesses the web with no problem, it doesn't see the two desktops and can't ping either of them or the router!

I have administrative rights on all three PCs while my wife has standard rights on her desktop and the laptop.

One strange condition occurs in Windows Explorer where, under the Network heading in the left column, the laptop appears in from both desktop PCs (but won't expand) while neither desktop appears from the laptop.

I'm pretty resourceful and persistent (this condition has existed for several months) but this has me stumped.

Suggestions appreciated!

Answer:Laptop connects to web but not to Homegroup

Solved! It turns out that the Webroot firewall on the laptop failed to configure itself to recognize the (unusual) address of the Airport Express router (10.0.1.0).

Address changed manually and all is well.

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I have a laptop with win 8.1 and have set up a homegroup. My printer is connected to this laptop. I also have a Vista machine and can access the printer with workgroups. I have a second laptop with 8.1 that was accessing the printer attached to the first machine OK, but today it won't - message is Access denied.

I have been reading the threads and tried all the options I have found - deleted the homegroup and tried setting it up again with no luck. I have disabled the firewall (temporarily). I have checked the registry for IPv6 and all the suggestions on that thread. I have checked the clocks are in sync.

On the second 8.1 laptop, the first machine comes up in Explorer, but is not available, yet Troubleshooting doesn't find anything wrong. When I go into Homegroup I only see Create, not Join.

Any ideas what I can try so I can print?
Thanks

Answer:Win8.1 laptop can't see the homegroup any more

What Internet Security Software are you running on the machines? Can the computers still see shared devices through Network Sharing.

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Hello:

I just connected my Toshiba Satellite L675 wirelessly to my new modem gateway (include router), Motorola SURFboard SBG6580. The laptop has Win 7 Home Premium. My desktop (Win 7 Ultimate) is connected via Ethernet cable to the modem gateway. Both can access the Internet.

I set up a Home local network from the desktop, with a password. Both computers show Homegroup in the Control Panel.

When I click on the laptop Homegroup icon, and then on Join, and I add the password, I get "Incorrect password". The password is *correct*.

What can I do to get around this problem? Thank you in advance for help.

Hans L

Answer:Can't join laptop to Homegroup

For a test, get rid of the password and see what happens.

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i just built my pc not too long ago and created a new homegroup on it.  just received my new laptop today and want to connect to that homegroup to share files.  thing is when i go to join it's not on there.  when i first turned on my laptop it created a group for that computer so i erased that one.  then i erased the one on my pc and created a new one.  checked my laptop again and it's still not showing up.  i googled it and found some other things to check.  network discovery is turned on, The Peer Networking Grouping and HomeGroup Provider services are both running, etc.  i have different versions of 7 on each computer but from what i've read that doesn't matter. 

Answer:Trying to connect my new laptop to my homegroup

Have a look here  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/homegroup-from-start-to-finish  Should clear up a few things for you.BB

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Laptop Not Able to Access Homegroup...
... but the other computer on my homegroup can access it!

I have three computers in my homegroup- a workstation, an older computer running as storage, and a new laptop. All of them are running the same OS (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) and they're all plugged into the same router (physically- not wireless!) For months, my workstation and storage computers have been able read/write data on each others drives as needed- no problem.

I just picked up a new laptop and want it to have the same capabilities. I added my laptop to the homegroup. Immediately, my workstation and storage rig showed the laptop in the windows browser under homegroup. They can read and write anything I've made available on the laptop.

However, that doesn't work going the other way.
My laptop can see the computers in Windows explorer but it cannot access them!
I have a common folder on all of my machines I'm trying to share to- on each computer I have read/write permissions granted to everyone on the homegroup.

I just copied about 30gigs of data from my workstation to my laptop and it worked!
However, trying to put something from my laptop to that workstation (in the same folder the copied content came from) results in a permissions error!

Any ideas?
Thanks!

Answer:Laptop Not Able to Access Homegroup...

MAke sure permissions on all 3 machines are set the same. I do not use HomeGroups. What I do is set Permissions for C:\ and all folders using "Everyone" as the main user and control. This rather than Administrator, etc. Works flawlessly for me even wireless.
Just my 2 cents.

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I did some messing around with my new laptop: creating a workgroup, transferring some files, deleting administrator account... So I had to reformat it. The problem is that now every time I power up my reformatted laptop it asks other computers in the network to join the old homegroup from before... I tried creating a new homegroup on the laptop but the other computers still see the old one first. I tried to join another homegroup with the laptop but I keep getting errors. So something, somewhere on the laptop is still actively broadcasting the formatted homegroup in my network, but I have no idea what or how to delete it.

I tried deleting all files in C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking but it doesn't seem to do anything...

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Hi again :)

This one is puzzling me alot :/ I cant seem to get the homegroup working between my desktop and my laptop (both running Windows 7 HE SP1). I create the homegroup with my desktop and used the password provided to connect to it on my laptop. It says they are connected. I can access my laptops libraries on my desktop, but if i try to use my laptop to access the desktops libraries i see this:

I have tried disabling the firewall (Avg) on both computers.. Id also like to add that the desktop computer does not always show up in the network.. it is very inconsistent.. I have no clue what is going on!
Any help?!?
Thanks
Labarr15

Answer:Laptop wont work with homegroup

Well start with what it lists there first. Particularity the network location. Also, if you have Windows firewall up try disabling it as well.

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I have 4 laptops, LT01, LT02, LT03, and LT04 running Windows 7 64 bit.

All 4 laptops are visible (and inter-operable) with standard network.

However, 1 laptop, LT02, is not visible in HomeGroup on LT01, LT03, LT04.

Whereas LT01, LT03, LT04 are visible in HomeGroup on LT2.

Granted its not a real show-stopper for me but it is very irritating.

Done all the obvious thinks like setting up HomeGroup on LT02 and then joining the common HomeGroup.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

Answer:HomeGroups - 1 Laptop not visible on HomeGroup

You might want to try going through the Homegroup trouble shooter first.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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Hi
I upgraded laptop from windows 7 to windows 10. Got a new desktop and upgraded that one also.
Laptop shows a homegroup with my name under network connections. I have started the homegroup
wizard on the desktop to try to join it but it doesnt see it and wont accept the password for the homegroup.
The lapop is running wirelessly and the PC has wireless capability but I have it hardwired to the router.
Thanks for any help.

Frank

Answer:My desktop pc wont see homegroup that I have set up with laptop

You first need to make sure that IPv6 is enabled on all machines. Also if you are adding a new computer to a Homegroup. You need to remove all from Homegroup, then reenable. Homegroup has a nasty habit of not forgetting other computers.

It is actually easier to just use direct file shares instead of Homegroup. Homegroup has had some odd quirks that have not been fixed since Windows 7 came out.

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Have one laptop running Windows 7 Build 7100.
And a netbook also running Windows 7 Build 7100.

On the laptop I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.
On the netbook I am running Avira anti-virus (although this problem existed when there was no anti-virus program installed).

I created a homegroup on the laptop and shared all folders.
I then joined this homegroup from the netbook (and shared all folders there too).
So under homegroup on either machine, I now see the other computer's name.

If I click on that name it brings up the libraries- documents, music, pictures, videos.
But if I click on any of them, nothing happens. If I right click, then properties it says 'the properties for this item are not available'.

Something seems to be preventing the machines from sharing these files properly.
I have tried looking in Kaspersky but can't see what might be 'untrusted' that I should mark 'trusted'.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Homegroup was the main reason I installed Windows 7 on the netbook!

Answer:Can't get laptop and netbook linked via Homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 01steven


Have one laptop running Windows 7 Build 7100.
And a netbook also running Windows 7 Build 7100.

On the laptop I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.
On the netbook I am running Avira anti-virus (although this problem existed when there was no anti-virus program installed).

I created a homegroup on the laptop and shared all folders.
I then joined this homegroup from the netbook (and shared all folders there too).
So under homegroup on either machine, I now see the other computer's name.

If I click on that name it brings up the libraries- documents, music, pictures, videos.
But if I click on any of them, nothing happens. If I right click, then properties it says 'the properties for this item are not available'.

Something seems to be preventing the machines from sharing these files properly.
I have tried looking in Kaspersky but can't see what might be 'untrusted' that I should mark 'trusted'.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Homegroup was the main reason I installed Windows 7 on the netbook!


01steven; Each computer may require the same name (and password) user account. Then look through your advanced sharing settings in the Network and sharing center and see if they are the same in both computers. Then try some different settings and see if that helps?

Robert

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Hi , Can you guys tell me what "Homegroup" Is and why does it keep showing itself up on my desktop with out me knowing its going to load on start up ? 
 
Sometimes its there and sometimes its not !
 
Last time i booted up , one of my Text documents was hard to read on my desktop cause something was behind it and the Icon name was hard to read considering the "Homegroup" Icon was right behind the Text Document !
 
I dragged the text Icon down to see what it was and a "Homegroup" was there ? 
 
What is this and do i need it? 
 
Thanks !

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Hello--

I have a desktop PC running Win7 Ultimate x64 and a Netgear WPN824 v3 wireless router. I also have a Sony Vaio laptop running Win7 Home Premium x64. The laptop is connected to the Internet via the wifi network, but I can not for the life of me connect it to the HomeGroup, which I created on the desktop. I have read every forum and Internet tutorial on fixing this issue to no avail.

The weird thing is, it was previously working -- until about a month ago, when I had to to a hard reset on the router because it was having issues. I changed the name of the wireless network and updated all my devices to connect to it, and everything is connected, but the laptop just won't see the HomeGroup. The PC, on the other hand, CAN see the laptop, but it can not actually connect to it or see any of its files.

Any suggestions to fix this problem would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Answer:Laptop won't connect to HomeGroup over wifi

Hello Mister Clemens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is only happening over WiFi, double check using step 3 in the tutorial below to make sure that you have Enable Wireless Isolation unchecked in your Netgear router settings. If checked, it blocks wireless connections from seeing any other connection on the router.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join




Hope this helps,
Shawn

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The 8.1 laptop says it detects the homegroup and prompts me to join it. I go thru the steps, including the correct password. Then, after a minute or so of looking, the laptop says it no longer detects a homegroup on this network. I can't find anything wrong. All the settings seem to be correctly set. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:My Win 8.1 laptop cannot join the homegroup on Win7 PC

Firewall possibly causing it.

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I have a homegroup with two hard-wired desktops and one laptop on a wireless connection. Also networked is a WDTV media player with a WD Passport attached. Until today all the three computers were able to see the Passport, but suddenly the laptop cannot see it. I have recently downloaded some software that was challenged by AVG and I rejected it but it seemed to install a whole bunch of network TAP's. I have deleted them through control panel but still I cannot see the Passport on the laptop, although the others still can!

Any ideas?

One other thing baffles me. The hard-wired computers say they are connected to Network 2 but the laptop says just the router name. That's been the case for as long as I remember so I don't think this is part of the problem.

Windows 7, HP Pavilion, (rebooted a dozen times), TP Link router (also rebooted several times, to no effect).

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I did some messing around with my new laptop: creating a workgroup, transferring some files, deleting administrator account... So I had to reformat it. The problem is that now every time I power up my reformatted laptop it asks other computers in the network to join the old homegroup from before... I tried creating a new homegroup on the laptop but the other computers still see the old one first. I tried to join another homegroup with the laptop but I keep getting errors. So something, somewhere on the laptop is still actively broadcasting the formatted homegroup in my network, but I have no idea what or how to delete it.

I tried deleting all files in C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking but it doesn't seem to do anything...

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In my home, I had my Windows 7 Professional PC and Laptop networked by someone a year ago who at the time said he was setting up a WorkGroup instead of a HomeGroup. Over time, that stopped working for some reason.

Then another guy came out and re-did the network. Said he preferred HomeGroup. I have no idea how this is actually configured at this point due to my limited experience with networks.

BIG Issue: After the revised setup, my desktop SSD takes much longer to boot up than the original configuration. And now, 4 weeks later, my laptop can't connect again.

Can you help?

1. This a wired network. Wireless is intentionally disabled (I hope.)
2. ISP is AT&T Uverse.
3. Cable connection
4. Router: 2Wire i38HG
5. Emsisoft Internet Security

Network Path to Laptop not found message
Advanced Sharing Settings
Basic Drives and Network Image

If my ipConfig is needed, please let me know. (And is that safe to provide?)

Answer:Laptop Can't Connect to HomeGroup? WorkGroup?

Detective work: I can tell this started on Nov. 28 at around 7:00pm, because that's when my local backup to an external drive stopped working.

Looked in the Event Viewer and found too much stuff. Here's what I thought might be relevant:
Event Viewer Dhpc-Client Errors
Numerous DNS Client Event warnings:
Name resolution for the name isatap.gateway.2wire.net timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Name resolution for the name Bodhi-pc.gateway.2wire.net timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.

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I have a Hp Envy 15 running windows 8

I have joined a homegroup but as of this morning I am unable to access any of the shared files or re-join the homegroup.

every time I try i keep getting the same errors

1. Unable to join a homegroup
--> (run troubleshooter)
---> Network related issues
----> CMD (admin) Ipconfig/ release & renew
same issue...

not sure what else to do or why this keeps re-occurring

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Hello, my router is connected through a cable to my router and my laptop to the same router through wifi. The problem is in the Network and Sharing Center on my desktop I see it connected to "Network" and on the same page on my laptop I see it connected to "Router Name" then to the internet. Homegroup settings are all identical and both are newly formatted systems. From my understanding the networks don't seem to be the same for either system be able to join a homegroup. Desktop has 64bit Win 7 and laptop has the 32bit. Thank you for any help offered

Answer:Homegroup: Desktop and Laptop not on same network

Hi Dreaden welcome to Sevenforums.

Firstly, don't sweat the names too much. On my network the connection on my PC connected by Ethernet cable is called "Local Area Connection" and on the girlfriends wireless laptop it's called Dlink2640R (my router)

Obviously, as they are both connected to the same router they are connected to the same network, even if the name is reporting differently. It couldn't possibly be any other way, (unless you have more than 1 router that your not telling us about.)

Are you having problems with the homegroup? Or is it just the name that's bugging you?

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I have a PC and a laptop, both Win 7 Pro 64bit. I can create homegroup from both PC and laptop and can be successfully connected, and the laptop can always access to the PC shared libraries, regardless of whether the PC or laptop creates the homegroup, HOWEVER, the PC always cannot access to the laptop's shared libraries.

The printer is connected to the PC through USB, and the laptop can used the printer through homegroup to print, regardless whether PC or laptop creates the homegroup.

I used kaspersky internet security 2010 for both laptop and PC, and with Windows firewall enabled. I tried to disable Windows firewall on both PC and laptop, then try to access the laptop shared libraries but to no success.

I have read some threads, but not so similar to my issue.

PLEASE HELP ME in this issue!!

I tried ping to the laptop's IP address or name, but it comes with the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>ping 192.168.1.69
Pinging 192.168.1.69 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.69:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
C:\Users\user>

My NBTSTAT -n , and ipconfig /all are as followed (generated from the PC):

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>NBTSTAT -n
Local Area Connection 2:
N... Read more

Answer:Solved: PC can't access shared library files in Laptop through Homegroup, but laptop

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Two laptops windows 10
home group network
del printer with USB connection to one of laptops

both have driver
both recognize printer

network is OK

remote laptop is unable to print to printer

Answer:remote laptop is unable to print to laptop printeron homegroup

Welcome to the forum. Have you shared the printer?

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I bought a brand new HP Pavilion G6 1201TX laptop. Went to my friend's home and tried connecting to his wireless connection by supplying the network key but it says that "Windows was unable to connect to the network".

Logically it should work..right??

Then later another friend of mine told me that I have to first create a homegroup or something from Network and Sharing Center before attempting to connect to any wireless network. What's all this?

Please help me
 

Answer:Do I need to create a homegroup something to use wireless internet on my new laptop

Homegroups are for a special type of file and printer sharing only among Windows 7 computers. They have nothing to do with actual network access.

Are you sure that your (first) friend is not locking you out with MAC Address filtering? What kind of encryption? If he/she is willing try first to connect w/o encryption.
 

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I personally hate the Homegroup. I would like to remove my laptop from it and was wondering if I do so will I be able to hook my computer up to my laptop?

Thanks.

Answer:Hook up to printer after leaving homegroup to laptop

If you mean by continueing to share files? Then yes, just enable network sharing. And Map Network Drive

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Folks,

I'm in need of an assist.

I have 5 computers working nicely with one another on my homegroup. None of that matters since my wife's laptop is the one which doesn't work with the homegroup. I've read every tutorial and tried every step that I could find, to no avail.

Opening up her Homegroup settings page shows a header, "This computer can't connect to a homegroup", and it is accompanied by a yellow warning box with "HomeGroup is not ready yet. Please try again in a few minutes. If this message continues to appear, click the link to start the HomeGroup troubleshooter."

The troubleshooter doesn't accomplish a thing. I cannot even remove her laptop from the HomeGroup and try to start over: the error message prevents ANY HomeGroup actions to be taken (Join, quit, change password, etc.)

Now, I know that my HomeGroup works. I know that my wifi access point works. I know that my router works. I know that my AV/Firewall software works. All the machines in the house run the same software, settings, etc. All are running Windows 10.

Without nuking her install, how/where do I begin? This has been very frustrating.

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:Homegroup issue: I have one laptop which cannot join (or leave)!

Hi iamc3k

It very much sounds like you've covered a lot of ground and you know what you are doing. That said and because you didn't mention in post, please don't shot me, have you confirm she is using Private network and not Public. Yes I know you are in house and its your network, her wireless still has to be set to Private.

Next I would reset her Network. Start => Settings => Network and Internet => scroll to bottom of right window.

All Wireless password will be forgotten.
Ken

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I am not sure what happened to my settings, but if anyone can help, would be greatly appreciated!

I am running a Lenovo Win 10 notebook on a home system, at least theoretically networked into two Win 10 PC's and one Win 7 PC. Now, all of a sudden, the notebook only shows the Win 7 PC on the network in explorer...and I cannot get any response to homegroups. On the Change Homegroups Settings, clicking on the Change The Password link gets no response...and when I click on Leave the Homepage, it says I cannot do that either. I am the only user of this device, presume have administrator privileges.

I am one of those people who hates tweaking anything that will make anything worse....I know, you've heard that one before...even though I am NOT a total newbie.

Anyway, any thoughts and suggestions will be much appreciated...usual frustrations when something does not work.

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Hello,

After upgrading both Desktop & Laptop to Win 10, I am not able to JOIN Homegroup. Both computers show the option Homegroup: READY TO CREATE. Nomally when a Homegroup is created through one of the computers in network, Second or other computers should show it as READY TO JOIN. But that is not happening.

Internet works on the both computers. I can even see each other computer in Network. But Laptop, most of the times, is unable to open up shared Desktop and shows Path error.

Using TP Link MR3420 Wifi Router. DHCP enabled.
Desktop using Belkin Wifi Dongle to connect to wifi network.
Laptop (Lenovo) has builtin Wifi.

Any suggestions/solution please ?

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Had HomeGroup running fine until yesterday. My PC on Win10 could access our Laptop on Win 8.1 and the Laptop access my PC. Today both are 'unavailable' to the other .
I tried leaving the HomeGroup on both machines then created a new HG on My PC, opened up the Laptop only to find my option was not to JOIN the new HG but to create a new one, obviously the Laptop could not see the HG I had just set up on the PC. Tried it round the other way, creating a HG on the Laptop and attempted to join it on the PC but again was only given the option to create a new HG. Even typing in the same password to both machines did not help.
I also found that my PC today could not access our printer but the Laptop could and could also print.

After around 5 hours of messing around I am at a loss to understand what has screwed up something that was fine yesterday and even more annoyed I cannot seem to fix it.

Any suggestions would be very welcome!!!

Answer:Homegroup, was fine now unable to access any other PC or Laptop

Don't know if this will work for you, but have you tried this...
1) Turn off all computers and reboot the one that you wanted to set up the homegroup.
2) After reboot, that computer will changed from "you are invited to join homegroup" to "create a homegroup"
3) create a homegroup
4) turn the other computer on one by one and join homegroup with password.

Just thought I would mention this, it was posted by another member in here.
Mike...

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My desktop is set up for a homegroup in windows 10. When I try to set up my laptop it reads " detected a homegroup" and there is a join tab. When the join tab is clicked it states that a homegroup is not detected. The laptop is set up on the network so what is the problem?

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The Windows 8.1 laptop says there is a homegroup on my network, which I started on my Windows 7 PC. I go thru the join now process and use the correct password, then after a minute or so, the laptop says it no longer detects a homegroup on the network. How can I connect?

Answer:My Windows 8.1 laptop can't join my Windows7 homegroup.

Try this tool from Microsoft to fix your homegroups settings if you haven't tried the homegroup troubleshooter already:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9755488

Also make sure you have a good network connection (wired in if possible) when trying to troubleshoot your homegroup issues or access the homegroup until you get it back to work. Wireless networks are exposed to interference and low signal means low speeds which could cause the network to not detect the homegroup device is the device becomes unreacheable.

Try this tool and give us feed back.

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Problem is as stated, and I swear I have just about tried everything.

Our network is pretty simple, our internet goes into our Modem/Router, which we have our main computer hooked up to, and then we have a second Wireless Router connected to that giving me wifi access to the internet.

I have also had a good read of this link and tried everything as stated in there to no avail: Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

There was one thing I saw within these forums I have tried but HAVEN'T succeeded in doing, there was a mention of accessing C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and clear all the files from within that folder, but when I get to \localService I seem to be looking at everything that's inside my documents I THINK, well at the very least I don't see \AppData.

Now interestingly enough I do have internet connectivity going to the laptop, but when I go into the network tab within computer I can only see the laptop computer itself and not the other computer, the same goes for looking at the same screen on the desktop computer, can't see the laptop computer.

Now I have isolated the problem and it is definitely the wireless router, as I have gotten out an ethernet cable and hooked the laptop up directly to the Modem/Router and both computers can be seen on the network diagram screen. The firewall inside the router is turned off too, and so is the firewall on the laptop, the firewall on the desktop isn'... Read more

Answer:Can't connect to homegroup via wireless router on laptop.

Well I thought and would go that little step further and draw our network diagram in a nifty simulation program called "Cisco Packet Tracer".

Now for those who haven't used/had much to do with packet tracer, with the DSL Modem packet tracer only has 1 Ethernet port and 1 phone line connection, rather than 4 Ethernet ports for connecting things on a wired network like you would see on most everyday modem/routers hence why there is an "imaginary cable link between wireless router and modem router".

Hope that helps.

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My desktop is set up for a homegroup in windows 10. When I try to set up my laptop it reads " detected a homegroup" and there is a join tab. When the join tab is clicked it states that a homegroup is not detected. The laptop is set up on the network so what is the problem?

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I've got a LAN with 3 hard-wired computers and 2 laptops. 4 of the machines see one another in the Homegroup, as expected. Then, there's the problem child.

Problem computer can SEE and access each of the other 4 machines. However, none of the other 4 can see or access the Problem computer in the Homegroup. (They can all see it under "network", but have no access.)

Problem computer is W7/32, laptop. The other laptop is W10/64. The other 3 are all W7/64.

I've had the Problem laptop leave, reboot, then rejoin the Homegroup. I've run the troubleshooter from each computer. I've rebooted each machine. No change in behavior.

The one possibility is that the Problem laptop access my network via wifi. The other laptop is docked, and uses an Ethernet connection, just like the other 3 computers.

Problem Laptop is the ONLY machine using wifi.

My router/wifi is an Asus RT-AC68U.

The Problem Laptop has the wifi network set as "home network". All machines have device discovery on, network discovery on, etc.

The odd thing is how the Problem Laptop has total access to all shared resources via Homegroup, but no other Homegroup computer can even see the Problem Laptop.

Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?

Thanks,
Ken

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Hello, last night I upgraded to win 10 home from win 7. However, I noticed that I was unable to use the Start Menu Search function or open the start menu and found out I was only connected to my Local Area Connection (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller), and my connection/internet is limited. There were no other connections available or found!
So I opened up the Network and Sharing Center only to find that where my network should show it says "Unknown - The dependency service or group failed to start."
In conclusion, I cannot connect to any private networks - possibly because of this dependency service error. Any help or fix would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Nick

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Hello,

I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit. They are connected to a homegroup via a router.

Is it possible to setup automatic backup on the laptop so that it can perform its backup to an external drive on the desktop?

If so, how to you do it?

I would like the desktop's external drive appear on the list of drives to perform the backup too.

Thanks

Answer:How to backup laptop to desktop external drive via homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stuart253


Hello,

I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit. They are connected to a homegroup via a router.

Is it possible to setup automatic backup on the laptop so that it can perform its backup to an external drive on the desktop?

If so, how to you do it?

I would like the desktop's external drive appear on the list of drives to perform the backup too.

Thanks


Depends on the app you plan to use. I personally would use Acronis as it is bulletproof, and easy to use.

With Acronis you create a schedule of what you want backed up and then where you want the destination.
Its that easy
Ken J

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We created a workgroup/homegroup between our old XP machine and the Win7 laptop.
We now have a Win8.1 computer which we need to connect to the Win7 laptop via a homegroup.
The Win8.1 computer can see and open files on the Win7 laptop but the laptop can't access files on the Win8.1 computer it keeps saying we don't have permission.
We've shared everything we can think of.
The laptop can open files in the Public Folders on the computer but not those in our user name.
Both computers claim to be on a Workgroup - but we think they may be two different workgroups. We've even attempted to leave a workgroup on both machines but the Win7 laptop won't allow it. We left and created a new workgroup on the Win8.1 computer but can't join it on the Laptop.
There doesn't appear to be a way of naming a workgroup so we've no idea which one either computer is on.
Any ideas please?

Answer:Connecting via a Homegroup a Win7 laptop & Win8.1 Computer

We've managed it - not through Homegroup but via Network. Not sure what we did, ticked everything we could find and finally we can now see, use and resave on the PC from the laptop.

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Hello

When I try to copy and paste files from one homegroup PC to another it starts fast (60mb/s) but within a minute or two it starts to slow down and after about 5 minutes stops completely and windows tells me there is no network connection. I then can't use the internet at all until I either pause or cancel the transfer. This happens when using my laptop on the wireless connection (my desktop is connected by ethernet), if I plug the laptop in to ethernet it stops the transfer almost instantly. I don't use any third party internet security, only what comes with windows 10 on both computers.

Any help would be much appreciated, I use my laptop for work and then need to transfer files to my desktop regularly but at the moment it is a almost impossible.

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Hi
On my desktop PC I run Win 7 Premium 64bit and I also have a new Dell XPS 16 with Win 7 64 bit Professional laptop connected to a homegroup with the desktop using wireless wi.fi. It works perfectly. I need to add an HP laptop to the homegroup network with a wireless connection. Connection to the homegroup is fine but the HP, running Vista, cannot connect to the internet. The HP laptop has no need to share files or anything on the homegroup except maybe the printer, once in a while. The homegroup has excellent access to the internet, the HP has access to the homegroup but no access to the internet.
IP and DNS servers are set at "Automatically connect.."
Router is a Billion 7800N with latest firmware.
The desktop is in my home office, the Dell in the family room (about 30' one wall) the HP is in an adjacent bedroom (about 20' with two walls). The dell works superbly in that bedroom.
Core two quad 2.8 Ghz (Q6600_ 9600GT GPU
I cannot sort this one out.
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Vista Laptop connects to Win7 homegroup but not to internet.

Does the HP connect OK with a cable connection

what firewall / security suite are you using - HPs usually come with a demo of Norton , if you are not using that , then lets remove it as it can cause blocking issues - see removal tool below

can we see the following

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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

Note:
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Modem = sb5100
Wireless Router = Dlink 601

I think the issue is the network name for some reason is NETWORK 3 on my desktop but on my laptop it's something else, my laptop can create a homegroup but my desktop cannot.

It's weird, my desktop cannot create not join my laptop homegroup but my laptop can create it just can't join my desktop so it's a desktop issue and I think it's the multiple network names after you set up a network and it asked you if this is public or home I created like 3 of them since my wifi routers kept on going bad.

Answer:Create a homegroup hangs on desktop but works fine of laptop

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I thought mine was a simple goal - to be able to easily swap files from my desktop to my laptop. Windows help & support link sang of Homegroups that provided the access I desired easily and effortlessly. The reality has been quite the contrary. What I thought would take minutes is stretching into days and I'm going quite mad....oh yes, quite mad indeed. ::insert creepy, maniacal laughter here::
I've googled gaggles, read many a tale of frustration and woe, but have yet to see a solution. So, I've come here. I know providing details and specs is crucial, so I'll do my best to try to include all the settings and buzz words I've heard throughout my searches.

OS: Desktop - Windows 7 Professional 64bit; Laptop - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Connection type (as stated in topic): Desktop - wired; Laptop - wifi
Router: Belkin N1 F5D8231-4 v.3000
Network adaptor: Desktop - Realtek RTL8168D/8111D; Laptop - Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205
I believe I have them both connected to same workgroup. I changed the name from the generic "WORKGROUP" on both machines (to the same name) because I thought it might mitigate potential interference from rommie's machines, but I've seen no indication that they are actually connected in any way. Neither machine shows up under network in the other's explorer.

Both machines designate a single active network as a home network. Also, under Local Area Connection properties, both machines have the following details listed:
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Answer:Difficulties connecting desktop(wired) & laptop(wifi) via Homegroup

I am assuming that you can access the interwebs on both machines.

the ping tests you've done, I assume you've starred the last octet out for some reason rather than post them. NB a 192.168.x.x address is private address class, which is just accessible within your LAN and is therefore secure.
the results from the ping looks like it's being blocked by something, Either windows or a third party firewall or your shared wifi router...

how are you getting your IP addresses ? from the IPconfig it's not conclusive, if you add the switch /all to the end of the ipconfig command you will get a bit more information. anyhow, if you've manually entered the IP addresses then maybe the ip address for your desktop machine is already in use on the network....

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Hi folks -

having trouble recovering my password for a Homegroup, Windows 10. I know, know - I don't know why I don't have it written down along with my other bazillion passwords...

I'm on the computer I used to set up the Homegroup, which I vaguely recall setting up a year or two ago when we first got this desktop. I'd like for other computers to access files on this desktop, I assume via the Homegroup. but I can't recall the password to connect to this desktop via Homegroup.

I've read that if I'm logged into the account on the computer used to create the homegroup, I should be able to go through control panel/Homegroup/show or print password - but I don't see that option.

When I go to CP/Homegroup... it says "bsn on NISNESTPC has created a Homegroup on the network" - and only gives me two buttons to "join now" or "close". If I attempt to "join now" - I get as far as needing to enter the password, of which I can't remember. There are also 2 links for "change advanced sharing settings..." and "start the homegroup troubleshooter". Neither of which are helpful.

In short - how can I recover my forgotten HomeGroup password in Windows 10??

Many thanks.

Answer:Can't find "show password" for homegroup

Windows 10 Run Command [Windows-Logo]+[R] and enter the command:
control.exe /name Microsoft.HomeGroup and click the text Change Password.

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Hi folks -

having trouble recovering my password for a Homegroup, Windows 10. I know, know - I don't know why I don't have it written down along with my other bazillion passwords...

I'm on the computer I used to set up the Homegroup, which I vaguely recall setting up a year or two ago when we first got this desktop. I'd like for other computers to access files on this desktop, I assume via the Homegroup. but I can't recall the password to connect to this desktop via Homegroup.

I've read that if I'm logged into the account on the computer used to create the homegroup, I should be able to go through control panel/Homegroup/show or print password - but I don't see that option.

When I go to CP/Homegroup... it says "bsn on NISNESTPC has created a Homegroup on the network" - and only gives me two buttons to "join now" or "close". If I attempt to "join now" - I get as far as needing to enter the password, of which I can't remember. There are also 2 links for "change advanced sharing settings..." and "start the homegroup troubleshooter". Neither of which are helpful.

In short - how can I recover my forgotten HomeGroup password in Windows 10??

Many thanks.

Answer:Can't find "show password" for homegroup

Windows 10 Run Command [Windows-Logo]+[R] and enter the command:
control.exe /name Microsoft.HomeGroup and click the text Change Password.

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Hi there. i have been at this for about 6 and a half hours now. I am trying to connect a windows 8 laptop to a windows 10 desktop homegroup via wifi. The desktop created the homegroup with no issues and if i go into the "media streaming options" i can see the laptop in the list.
But when i go to connect the laptop to the laptop to the desktop homegroup all i see on top is "There is currently no homegroup on the network."
if i try to create the homegroup on the laptop i cannot find it in the desktop as well.
i was hoping that someone here can help me troubleshoot this issue.
thanks. mike,

here are the things i have tried so far.

-in cmd.exe
-ipconfig /renew
-ipconfig /flushdns
-ipconfig /release

-turning off all computers after leaving the homegroup. turning on one computer creating the homegroup on that computer then trying to join on the other computer afterwards. (done for both computers)
-reset all network settings
-make sure ipv6 was enables on both computers
-renamed both computers
-reset modem and created a new ssid and password.
and thats about all i can remember.
thanks again,
mike.

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Hi there. i have been at this for about 6 and a half hours now. I am trying to connect a windows 8 laptop to a windows 10 desktop homegroup via wifi. The desktop created the homegroup with no issues and if i go into the "media streaming options" i can see the laptop in the list.
But when i go to connect the laptop to the laptop to the desktop homegroup all i see on top is "There is currently no homegroup on the network."
if i try to create the homegroup on the laptop i cannot find it in the desktop as well.
i was hoping that someone here can help me troubleshoot this issue.
thanks. mike,

here are the things i have tried so far.

-in cmd.exe
-ipconfig /renew
-ipconfig /flushdns
-ipconfig /release

-turning off all computers after leaving the homegroup. turning on one computer creating the homegroup on that computer then trying to join on the other computer afterwards. (done for both computers)
-reset all network settings
-make sure ipv6 was enables on both computers
-renamed both computers
-reset modem and created a new ssid and password.
and thats about all i can remember.
thanks again,
mike.

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I am running into trouble trying to create a "homegroup" that will have one "XP" laptop and one "Ws7." Is this possible to do? If so, how do I proceed after having each of them setup to the point of having the "Ws7" join the "homegroup." It is this last step that is evading me.

My initial set up was done thru the "XP" laptop. The settings were transfered to the wireless router and to the "Ws7" laptop via flash drive, as was recommended. Those steps went without any trouble or error messages.

Thanks, {redoak}
 

Answer:Solved: Using wireless; one laptop=XP, the other Ws7; "homegroup" possible?

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I would like to know if I could connect my three computers in my house all on a 100mbs LAN with my best friends computer about 45m away across the road using wireless components, I was wondering if I could just buy two of the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless PCI Adapter for £51 ( click here ) and just bridge the two network devices and run it like that, but as I don't know if it works I don't want to fork out £102 for a pair!Thanks for any responses.Tom.

Answer:Wirelss Network - Ethernet combo

it really depends on the types of construction of the buildings and objects between the two.

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I have an established Homegroup which all of the other computers (all running Win 10 Home) found & joined with no problems. I am trying to add an Acer 5720Z laptop with Win 10 Pro but it says "There is currently no Homegroup on the network" and invites me to start one.

The 5720 sees the other computers on the network, just not the Homegroup. Any suggestions?

Answer:"New" laptop doesn't see homegroup

Disable the Windows Firewall
Start / Search for firewall
Select Check firewall status
Select Turn firewall on and off

If you are using a 3rd party firewall, you should know how to disable it.

Test if you can join the homegroup.

If you cannot, start the HomeGroup troubleshooter:
Start / Search for homegroup
Then select Find and fix....

Turn the firewall back on

Hope it helps

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Question: Homegroup

Hey guys.

Ive been trying to setup a homegroup to connect my 2 computers but for some reason, only one computer shows up on the network.

I have one pc connected to my router via wireless dongle and one computer connected directly to the router. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using TechForums

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 ultimate and a deskktop running Windws 7 ultimate. I have a wireless network Netgear WTG624-v3. I upgraded from Vista Ultimate on both machines.

I cannot get either machine to see the other when I establish a homegroup. When I check o the Win 7 compatibility the WTG 624 is suppose to be compat.

Though I can set up the desktop to work with the router and connect to the router with my laptop, they don't see each other.

Can you all help?

james

Answer:Help with homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jamesb2755


I have a laptop with Windows 7 ultimate and a deskktop running Windws 7 ultimate. I have a wireless network Netgear WTG624-v3. I upgraded from Vista Ultimate on both machines.

I cannot get either machine to see the other when I establish a homegroup. When I check o the Win 7 compatibility the WTG 624 is suppose to be compat.

Though I can set up the desktop to work with the router and connect to the router with my laptop, they don't see each other.

Can you all help?

james


Hi james,

First a few questions.

1. Do you have 3rd party Firewall/AV suites installed?

2. Have you enabled network discovery and sharing on both computers in advanced settings in networkcenter. (left pane)

3. Do you have passwords on both computers?

4. Do you have let Homegroup manage enabled in advanced settings of networkcenter?

greetings

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Question: Homegroup

I have created a homegroup that all but one of my computers can connect to except this laptop. Running Ultimate. When trying to connect it says this computer can,t con nect. I think i have tried everything suggested in everything i have read and tutorial from microsoft. HELP

Answer:Homegroup

What are the Windows versions of the other computers? I would suggest removing all homegroups to no homegroup on those machines and starting over. Determine which machine is going to be mostly used. If the Windows Ultimate laptop you speak off is that machine, then you want it to create the homegroup from it first. Write down the password so the other windows 7 machines can join the homegroup. Now on the Ultimate laptop you want to go to start and type services.msc locate Computer Browser. Make sure this is set to automatic and started. On the other machines you want to stop that service and disable Computer Browser. Any XP machines you want to also disable that and would need to change the Workgroup name to Homegroup name. Generally it's best to have the Ultimate machine as the 'top dog' so to speak of the local network and the master browser. Also, making it secured with user/adminstrator password. Keeping shares turned off, but leaving network discovery on for all the other systems sharing their files. Unless of course you decide to put a server domain controller on the network.

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Question: RC1 and Homegroup

Is there a way to move the Libraries folders to a different drive and still have it read by a Homegroup on another comp.? I have a SSD I just installed and would like the Library on another drive.
I hope I am asking this question correctly?
 

Answer:RC1 and Homegroup

You wouldn't move Libraries per se as its just a virtual folder that aggregates other files/folders. What you could do is move the files/folders that Libraries points to then re-add them.
 

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Question: Homegroup

Since the November update the PC that I set the homegroup up on is now telling me that I need to join....like I'm using a different PC. Is there a fix?

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Question: HomeGroup

Hi everyone.

Rite. I think I have really mucked up home groups on my Windows 7 system.

So bear with me.

I mucked around with the home-group feature. I turned off the Home-group feature numerous times because I wasn't quite happy with the folders which it was going to share & wanted to be sure it was set up in the rite way.

Then..when I tried to create again a home group, I got to where I would choose what to share.. and now when I reach this point - It says "Your network connection must have IPV6 enabled to create or join a home group. To enable IPV6 start the homegroup troubleshooter.."

Which, well I have done numerous times only to find no success!

Answer:HomeGroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gl1976


Hi everyone.

Rite. I think I have really mucked up home groups on my Windows 7 system.

So bear with me.

I mucked around with the home-group feature. I turned off the Home-group feature numerous times because I wasn't quite happy with the folders which it was going to share & wanted to be sure it was set up in the rite way.

Then..when I tried to create again a home group, I got to where I would choose what to share.. and now when I reach this point - It says "Your network connection must have IPV6 enabled to create or join a home group. To enable IPV6 start the homegroup troubleshooter.."

Which, well I have done numerous times only to find no success!


Easy workaround. Use workgroup instead of homegroup. Doesnt use IPv6 and is more reliable.

To use set up a new connection using workgroup instead.

Let us know if you need help

Ken

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Question: Homegroup

So many have given Microsoft feedback about Homegroup but they are not listening. I have a number of pc's in the home and need to be able to see each other.
I am now only using version 240 because that one works, or is there a way to do it on 10565. I am lost

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Question: homegroup

I joined my homegroup that was created on my 7 machine. My problem is that sometimes it connects and others it wont. Is there some thing I'm missing. My 8 machine can see every one that is on the network I just can't access the shared files/folders on the 7 machines. Although the 7 machine can see and access the 8 machine just fine.

Answer:homegroup

Update...well after checking it out...it seems to be a timed response issue. If it let it wait for a few minutes I can access the shared files/folders...odd. So I'm wondering if it's a glitch with my beta version. Does anybody else have this problem with shared files/folders with the RTM version?

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Question: homegroup

hi i have two computers running windows 7 ulimate 32 bit i can set up the homegroup on both computers with no problems
but if i resart anyone of the computers i lose the homegroup
and i have to set it all up again
but i can still access the compers through network

Answer:homegroup

Hi busboy,

Firstly, I admit that homegroup is not my forte; but I am happy to try and help and what better way to learn.

A question though, how do you know that homegroup is lost after a reboot? Could you please provide a screen print? (ALT+Tab or then paste to Paint).

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Question: Homegroup

I recently installed win7 on my laptop and desktop computers.How do I get access to my c:\ drive on the desktop when I'm on the laptop, or visa versa when I want to move files? All that seems to show is music, pics,etc. Thanks Keith
 

Answer:Homegroup

In much the same way as you did with previous MS OS's: Start/ Computer
 

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Question: homegroup name

how do i change the homegroup name for a pc such tom shown as tom-pc on the network I wish to change the network name for the pc I have changed the user name but can't find the location of the network name yet
I am sure one of you will now

Answer:homegroup name

  
Quote: Originally Posted by buster52


how do i change the homegroup name for a pc such tom shown as tom-pc on the network I wish to change the network name for the pc I have changed the user name but can't find the location of the network name yet
I am sure one of you will now


Start->type: change computer name
select: Rename this computer

You can also reach this option(s) in other ways.

zx81

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Question: Homegroup

All of a sudden while working on my computer, I just noticed that the homegroup icon was there. Tried to get rid of it but could not. I mean I tried to delete it, to move it to recycle bin, nothing. So now, coming back from having a coffee, I noticed that it disappeared. BUT now, my laptop downstairs and my main desktop which has all of the bell and whistle, are no longer connected and I tried and tried to get them hooked up again but to no avail. I changed the password, resetted everything, got out of homegroup and started fresh, nothing. When I tried to input a password, a very easy password like "password" (no room for mistake there) all it says is either wrong password or wrong user....I scanned everything with Norton 360 and nothing is shown. The only thing that I realized, is that I just purchased a program hours earlier ( I am in marketing) and when I tried to download the program I had a warning from Norton .msi extension. I had these extension before and the only warning was that there was very few users that downloaded the program so I went ahead and downloaded it. BUT when I tried to run it, I really had a warning from Norton so I stopped right there and I did NOT download it. As a last resource, I reverted the computer at an earlier stage, which made this program disappear from the desktop but I still cannot get my homegroup back. I know about computer, but I think I know just enough to be dangerous. This is why my request for help. I don't know wha... Read more

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If you take a look at the attached image.
When i go to save or edit a file i keep getting theses damm PC Name (Home-Brew) homegroup, libraries etc (despite the fact when i open Windows Explorer (WE) normally libraries has gone as i have used the mod here, does anyone know how to remove all these (IMO useless) entires so i just get my drives none of the other stuff?

All1

Answer:Getting rid of PC name, homegroup etc

Hello All1,

If you have a 64-bit Windows 7 installed, then be sure to also do the additional step for it to remove them from the "Save as" and "Browse" type dialog boxes. However, some 3rd party programs may use their own "Save as" and "Browse" dialog boxes that ignore this and still show all of them.
How to Add or Remove the "Libraries" Folder from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Favorites" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Homegroup" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Computer" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Network" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Control Panel" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove your "User Folder" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove the "Recycle Bin" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
For example, this "Browse" dialog box has "Libraries" removed from it.
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Homegroup / (VPN)

I created a post completely irreverent to this stating how the Homegroup for my windows 7 Desktop was not working properly,

" VPN(PPTP) help "

I have HG set up over my network at home, the Desktop (win7) being the "main link" as in I have my External storage devices attached there so I can access files (vpn) whenever im at school or out and about.

anyways, I have filed (pitures/video/documents) on it that I dont want everyone else being able to access so i was setting up "sharing"

on the desktop I am able to see everyone over the network, and not the HG, I dont have the option of sharing to individual members but just Everyone, Nobody, Homegroup, or Specific, when i click specific "Everyone, nobody, Homegroup" pops up again

from the other members of the home group (2 Laptops running win 8) I am able to see Everyone who's part of the HG (except desktop), and can see everyone over the network, and share filed TO that individual.

main question is, Why is it that I have HG set up over the 3 computers, but can only see the and share files, pictures, documents.... on the laptops and see the desktop over the network and on the Desktop, can see everyone over the network, but cant see anyone over the "HG"

Will attach pictures..

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Question: HomeGroup Set Up

Good Morning.

I was wondering if someone can help me. I'm trying to set up a homegroup between my 2 desktops. Both desktops were upgraded from Win 7. I set up desktop A successfully. I received the homegroup password. I went to desktop B and when I entered the homegroup password I received an error stating "homegroup cannot be set up on this computer". Before doing all of this, I did go to Services (on Desktop B) and set 4 services (home listener, home provider, peer network group, and peer network identity manager) from manual to automatic. Does the upgrades have something to do with this?? any suggestions?

Thanks,
Craig

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Question: Homegroup

I have a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router connected to an Acer laptop through a Linksys extender WRE54G. I also have a Dell netbook connected to the WRT54GS without the extender.I have Homegroup set up on both computers. I can access the Net book from The Acer on the extender with Homegroup but I can not access the Acer on the Extender from the net book which is not on the extender. I can ping both computers and both show up on my network view with each computer. Is there a setting I am missing?

Answer:Homegroup

This is just a guess, but make sure IPv6 is enabled on each laptop and that each network connection is set to the "Home" location.

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