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

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

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?

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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 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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Hi folks,
im searching for something ic ant find i searched the entire CP of windows 7 but i cant find anywhere HOW to JOIN my excisting homegroup Its just a homegroup called MSHOME
with 2 other PC's on it running windows XP pro SP2 and windows XP Home SP1

So how can i join that group??

Thx
AS1

Answer:Joining a homegroup

workgroup and homegroup are two different things.... you dont name your homegroup... all you do or have to do is to enter the same password when joining a homegroup, on all desired pc's. Tho they all have to be on same workgroup, i'm guessing thats MSHOME. j

The Homegroup will only work with existing 7 pcs that i know of, not sure bout 08 server or the upcoming 7 server ( would imagine so). Tho sharing files thru workgroup with the hybrid pc network is still possible without the use of a Homegroup.

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Question: Leaving Homegroup

I was operating two computers on a wired network each running Win 7 that I have upgraded to Win 10. Most seems to be Ok but I have problems trying to get access from the one computer to a printer connected to the second computer. Here is a summary of the actions I have taken:
1. Use add a printer and select a shared printer by name. it asks for a a password for the computer to which the printer is connected (HomeGroupUser$).
2. The homegroup password seems to reside on an old machine that I no longer have connected and there is no option to leave or reset the homegroup password.
3. I tried adjusting the advanced network connection options but that did not make any difference.

How can I reset or disconnect all machines from the homegroup and then reconnect them. I uninstalled the printer driver and re-installed it. I believe file sharing is working correctly and the printer was accessible from both machines in Win7.

Peter

Answer:Leaving Homegroup

I found a previous thread on this forum that suggested the Homegroup services were not running. By running them I could leave the 'spurious' homegroup and create a ne home group that seems to run correctly.

Peter

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Having trouble leaving the homegroup so I can start a new one.

1068 is the error message I get.

I tried deleting a file as instructed on another forum but couldn't.

Try deleting the file ?idstore.sst? under the location:
C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking.

This was the file.


I get to the point of LocalService but when I open that up there is no AppData to click so I cant get to the Roaming or the PeerNetworking.

Please Help!!

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Hi Guys
Having a problem connecting to a Homegroup in Win 7. I had to do a system restore last week and since then I can not get connected to a homegroup that has been working before the restore.

When I try to join the Homegroup it asked for the password. I put the one I had before the restore but it was rejected. There is no "View or print password" button to get the password. Is there ANYwhere that I can get to that will show the password?

The restore was done on PC A. It can see PC B and can transfer files to it. PC B can see PC A but cannot transfer files to PC A. PC A has sharing and permissions set (I think). I have used the tutorials for sharing & permission but no go. It seems that I have "join" but do not have the password.

Any help?
Thanks

Answer:No password for joining Homegroup

Go to the one that is working and get the password from it. That would be control panel > Home Group

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I am trying to connect with a wired LAN connected PC to a homegroup which is composed by wi-fi connected systems, joining fails.

If I connect the same PC by wi-fi joining ok.

If I connect one of the other PC with wired LAN join fails.

So it seems like wired PC cannot join with wi-fi PC, not related to one PC.

Systems can see each other in network and communicate well, the only things that fails is homegroup joining.

I have to keep one machine connected directly wired so I'd like to fix this problem.

All machine have a new Windows 7 x64 installation. Ipv6 is installed and working.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Joining homegroup failure.

Usually it's the other way around with wireless machines having problems joining a Homegroup.

Is there more than one router or access point in this network? Rebooting the router and making sure that everything is using the same default gateway, same subnet etc. might be a good idea but I'm sure you checked that, and the workgroup seems to be working as you mentioned.

You might try changing the Peer Networking services setting at ' services.msc from Manual to Automatic delayed start up which can sometimes fix this type of problem "first picture below" right click each service and choose properties to change the setting.

Another possible fix for this would be to first leave the current Homegroup from all machines in this network, then Delete all files that reside in the PeerNetworking folder on each machine. This can often times fix join or leaving the Homegroup type of problems. After that reboot all machines then create a new Homegroup and see if anything changes.

Location> C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

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I have a desktop PC and a laptop connected on one modem and I want to join it but when I want to join it it says that "your network connection must have IPv6 enabled to to create or join a homegroup". But I have it enabled at the properties of my connection, must I enabled it somewhere else to or what? Please help and it says that my Diagnostics Policy Service is not running how do I get that running?

Help me please?

Answer:problem joining a homegroup, please help???

Here is some screens......>>

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I brought a home computer into the office that was previously connected to a Homegroup. Now that the computer is in the office, when I go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\HomeGroup, I only receive a troubleshoot Homegroup option. Is there anyway I can leave/remove the Homegroup from this PC without actually being connected to it? My end goal is to connect to a Windows 2003 server under the Workgroup and I was told by an admin that the Windows 2003 server doesn't support IPv6 which apparently my Homegroup is trying to connect under. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

Answer:Leaving a Homegroup without being connected to it

We need more information:

What version of Windows is it? I'm assuming Windows 7 or 8, but without that, directions to help you are impossible.

Also, why are you connecting to a Windows Server 2003 as a workgroup, and not using the server as a domain controller?

If you're going to be sharing files, you should use Windows Server 2003 to create a network share.

Try looking at this: Enabling file sharing from Windows 7 to legacy OS's
 

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G'day,

I'm having some trouble with homegroups on 1 of 3 computers in my network. I have been able to determine that the trouble lies with my desktop, but am not sure how to proceed.

The network is as follows:

2 x laptops running Home Premium x86 SP1 (wireless)
1 x desktop running Ultimate x64 SP1 (wired)

Both laptops can create homegroups, and both can join a homegroup created by the other laptop.

However, with the desktop, I cannot see the homegroups that the laptops have created. Also, if I create a homegroup with the desktop, then the laptops cannot see it.

The desktop was running VMware and VBox and I suspected that the virtual adapters were causing a problem so I uninstalled those, but this hasn't seemed to help.

I checked the troubleshooting steps in Brink's homegroup tutorial, and as far as I can determine everything looks OK:

- All computers belong to the same Home network
- Times are the same
- IP addresses are within the same range

On the adaptor:
- File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks is checked
- IPV6 is checked
- IPV4 is checked

In the home settings:
- Network discovery is ON
- File and Printer sharing is turned ON
- Windows manages homegroup connections

I have run the homegroup troubleshooter several times but this hasn't been able to solved the issues. The connections are shown in the attached images : the one with the red X in it is the problematic desktop.

Can someone suggest some troubleshooting steps I could use to solve this?

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Answer:Trouble creating/joining homegroup....

It sounds like you checked most of the possible problems, I'll post this Homegroup trouble shooter just so you can ensure that all the required services are up and running. It may help to set some of the required services to Automatic rather than Manual.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

It sounds like the wired connection is using a different default gateway than the wireless connection but I'm sure you checked that out. If you can post the ipconfig/all from the desktop and one of the laptops it might help me to spot a problem.

It could also be your A/V software causing the problem but I'm not sure which one you are running.

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The following Event Trace Sessions are running (under Performance, Data Collection Sets in Computer Management): ?HomeGroupLog?, ?P2PLog?, ?IDListenLog?, ?NegoLog?, ?Pku2uLog?. When joining Homegroup Kernel-EventTracing records these events, ID 2: ?Session ?xxx? failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035?, where xxx is one of the above sessions name. Also stopping and starting service HomeGroupProvider generates these errors, regardless that the sessions are running. So far I tried:
1. Resetting IP and flushing DNS.
2. Enabling and disabling IPv6, although HomeGroup requires IPv6.
3. Deleting all .etl files from %windir%\Logs\HomeGroup.
4. Adding my user id to both Performance groups.
The system is Windows 8.1 Pro 64, motherboard is ASUS Z87, CPU Intel i5. This computer never had any hardware problems, never was exposed to any virus or malware. All drivers are as new as possible. SFC scan is clear and DISM had nothing to heal.There are no failed Windows updates. There is no software installed that could interfere with Microsoft networking, no virtual network adapters, no Open software of any kind. The purpose of enabling HomeGroup was to share pictures, documents and printer among all computers at home. Two other computers running Windows 8.1 64, not Pro, do not have those errors when joining HomeGroup. All three computers are hard wired to ISP provided router. I was not able to find any Microsoft documentation for error 0xC0000035. Other web ref... Read more

Answer:Errors x0c0000035 when joining HomeGroup.

Sorry for sticky words. Edit box looked good but some words were glued together...

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We have had a Homegroup for a long time and all of a sudden my husband could not access a document on the Network and then discovered he no longer belonged to the Homegroup. So he joined and I gave him the password and he entered it and got a message the the password was incorrect. He double and triple checked it and got the same message. I left the Homegroup and rejoined and got a new password. The same thing happened and tried a 3rd time with the same result. I researched the problem and found a lot people were having the same problem. One suggestion was to make sure both computers had the same date and time which we did. Another suggestion was to leave the Network on both computers and then reboot both computers. That didn't work either. I don't understand why this happened and would sure like to find a solution.

DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID BUT THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED.
 

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I don't share anything with anybody on this PC & it seems installing Windows 7, it automatically defaults Home Group to being on.

If I select "leave Home Group". Will that affect me in any negative way? I never saved any files to a public Homegroup folder.
The way it is worded, it sounds like I could have problems connecting a printer to my PC or viewing some files if I choose to leave it.

Answer:What exactly does leaving the Homegroup option in Windows 7 do?

You're completely fine leaving the homegroup. You can rejoin or recreate it anytime you want. If you aren't sharing with anyone its useless.

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Ok, so I have recently had a new computer in my house and so because it is a main desktop computer, I thought that I'd change my laptop from being the main homegroup provider. However doing this has caused me some issues. I have managed to get all of the other laptops off the homegroup and joined to the new homegroup I have created on the desktop computer.

The problem is that when I try to leave the homegroup it consistently comes up with the same message. "Windows cannot remove your computer from the homegroup." I have also found that I cannot change my password or even find this homegroup again on any other computer that is joined to my network.

I have already searched the windows 7 forum to see if there is any help, and the results have been promising in most cases. However not in mine.
I then followed this forum site to see if it could help
Cannot leave Homegroup
I did what it told me to and that is go to and type this "system.config" into the search start menu, go onto services and enabled "Peer networking Identity manager" and "Peer Networking grouping" I saw that the Peer networking grouping option was stopped and so I went on, and in the search start menu, I typed services.msc and hit enter. I then scrolled down and went onto Peer network grouping and attempted to start that. It unfortunately did not work. It came up with a message and an error:

"Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
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Answer:Difficulty leaving my homegroup in windows 7

Try this....


start the Task Manager
Click on the service Tab
Find the "HomeGroupProvider"
AND STOP IT!!!!

Then try and leave the network. I got it from this thread.....

Cannot leave Homegroup

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Hello all,

I have been scratching my head for a few days on this and I'm tapped out and need help.

So here's the setup. File sharing was originally working fine (using traditional method). Then I thought I would try Homegroups. That turned out to not work for me because of many reasons, but the main one was Linux/samba access stopped working. So I thought I could simply leave the Homegroup on all of the PC's and go back to legacy file sharing but I have not gotten that to work.

I need to be able to see \\<host>\\Users\<username> (for only one username, I understand user A cannot see user B's files) across all of the PC's, but it's not working. One footnote: It only works for Administrator, and Public is also visible by all users. But the users cannot access their individual data on remote machines (Users dir). The exact error is not very helpful (Windows cannot access, check spelling).

Here's some highlights of what I've seen, what I've tried, and more details about my setup that might be helpful in this troubleshooting:
All PC's are Win7 Pro SP1 64 bit (not counting samba machines)
Firewall is disabled and not an issueIn general the firewall is not an issue because Administrator can see their files, and Public works for everyone

Disabled Homegroup services (Homegroup Provider and Homegroup Listener) - services were stopped and set to "Disable" permanently - rebooted after change
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Answer:Can't Share Users Files After Leaving Homegroup

Hello AlwaysDepends,

You will want to enable all services that were turned off. There is absolutely no reason to turn off any of the Windows services and it will only lead to problems later on. Also, do not turn off the Windows firewall, it does not prevent sharing and is required.

I should also point out that pretty much any third party anti virus software will cause problems with sharing. You can either disable security, uninstall the security completely using the uninstall tool or configure it to work with Windows sharing.

You never mentioned the most important thing, is the main Users folder shared out though the sharing tab?

With Windows 7 besides sharing the User folder you also need to share the C:>Users>User name folders in order for them to be shared. This is sharing 101 but it's important to check these basic steps first because they are easy to miss.

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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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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.

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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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So I am on Windows 10 now. Was on Windows 7 ultimate prior to upgrading. I have my NAS setup on my router upstairs but every so often it gets knocked offline (Not sure if that's the drive or network issue) but I was wondering if there was an easy way to join the homegroup that I setup originally with Windows 7 on my Windows 10 machine?

Thanks

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So I am on Windows 10 now. Was on Windows 7 ultimate prior to upgrading. I have my NAS setup on my router upstairs but every so often it gets knocked offline (Not sure if that's the drive or network issue) but I was wondering if there was an easy way to join the homegroup that I setup originally with Windows 7 on my Windows 10 machine?

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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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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Question: Homegroup error

I have used the Microsoft fix it and the error what popped up was in the photo below and did not fix anything even tried to use the troubleshooter did not find any problems deleted the roaming file already did not help either so i have know clue what to do I all so have Team viewer 7 for remote access if you think you can find the problem

Answer:Homegroup error

Are both machines running WIN 7?
Are you using just 1 router/modem/switch for your connection?

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Question: HOMEGROUP error

This is the error I get, troubleshot isn't working what do I DO?

Answer:HOMEGROUP error

I forgot to add: I've been joined to homegrp in my old apartment with roommates. My laptop now shows that it does not belong to any homegrp. However, when i connected it to PC (with which i wanna create new homegrp), when I connect them, on my PC it says : Theres already existing homegrp "x"( my old homegrp) enter password to join to it.
So thing is, on laptop it doesnt detect any home grps, nor theres way for me to leave it (since it doesnt detect it ofc :P).. and my PC says that my laptop still belongs to old grp. So pretty clueless what to do.
Is there any way to reset homegrp onto pc? Dont really want to reinstall system for this issue and theres lots of work to be done, so have to homegrp connect them.
Ty for any help u provide!

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Well, I keep getting this error message, and have tried to track down, what is causing this,
but nothing has pan out... here is a dump from the event viewer:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing" Guid="{B675EC37-BDB6-4648-BC92-F3FDC74D3CA2}" />

<EventID>2</EventID>

<Version>0</Version>

<Level>2</Level>

<Task>2</Task>

<Opcode>12</Opcode>

<Keywords>0x8000000000000010</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-01-08T03:25:47.118456500Z" />

<EventRecordID>85</EventRecordID>

<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="768" ThreadID="5736" />

<Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin</Channel>

<Computer>Elite</Computer>

<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />

</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="SessionName">Homegroup Log</Data>

<Data Name="FileName" />

<Data Name="ErrorCode">3221225525</Data>

<Data Name="LoggingMode">285212677</Data>

</EventData>
</Event>
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I have run sfc /scannow with no errors, and ran all virus with no errors...
very odd.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

 

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I'm having a problem creating a homegroup on my windows 10 computer. It keeps saying it can only create a homegroup on a private network. But as you can see in my screenshot, my network is private. The only thing that changed was I moved to a new house and had to get a new modem.


And when I turn on the other computer that used to be connected, it says on this computer that the other computer has created a homegroup on the network. And it says on my other computer, that THIS computer has created a homegroup on the network. Even though I have already chose to leave the homegroup on both computers and started just one up to set up the homegroup.
 

Answer:Windows 10 homegroup error

Solved my own problem. I work from home and have a VPN client installed but it was not running and even with it running in the past, I had no issues with my homegroup. Well, I just decided to try uninstalling it and it worked. I then reinstalled my vpn client and homegroup is still working. Weird.
 

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Hello, I am having an issue with a Windows 10 pc in a small homegroup. The pc in question hosts many files shared by the other 3 computers. The user reported that this pc "froze" and she had no option other than to do a hard shutdown. After booting back up, none of the other computers in the homegroup can access the shared files.

On the other computers, I tried to remap the network drives and received error 80070035.

I went back to the pc in question to confirm the folder was still set to shared. In advanced settings, "Share this folder" was checked. When I closed it and then closed the Properties window behind it, I received an error that said your folder cannot be shared.

I've read several solutions, one of which suggested checking in the registry under HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanworkstation\parameters to make sure "Require Security Signature" was 0. It was. The other solutions were to make sure sharing was enabled on the folder, etc.... all of which I have done.

The only thing I can figure is that some system file or network setting was corrupted during the hard shut down. And it could have been running an update when it "froze", which got interrupted. I wasn't there at the time.

Does anyone have any more advice on this? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.

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Answer:Error 80070035 when trying to access a homegroup PC

Have you tried running the shared folders troubleshooter?

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I haven't read every single post about this error, but here's what worked for me.
Make sure that the clocks are synced on all computers that you are networking. I know it sounds crazy but it has be done.
Of course you do that with the time/date dialogue in the taskbar.

Jim

I almost went crazy trying to homegroup two computers until I came across this fix.

Answer:Homegroup Password Incorrect Error

I know this thread is very old. Its not going worth post here anything.
But I want to say that, your solution is 100% working. None of the other results in google have the solution to this problem.
You made my day
Thanks.

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Normally I'll search around for a little bit trying to see if anyone has any similar problems, but this is kinda weird and I think it's best if I just describe what happened outright.

First off I'm running the RC1, Build 7100 downloaded legally from the Microsoft site before the cut off date, with a genuine key. My system setup is as follows:
Gigabyte P965-S3 Mobo
Intel Quad Core 2.4 Q6600
Gskill Ram 4x2GB
Nvidia 9600GSO
WD250 (System Files)
WD640 (Data)

ok, the WD640 drive is where a majority of my data is kept, documents, picture etc. They're linked with my libraries. Last night I downloaded windows updates and restarted. After that my network stopped functioning properly with my Ubuntu machine, didn't recognize either machine on either side. I noticed when trying to mess with network that there was something known as "Homegroup" I thought this might be blocking the ubuntu machine because it wasn't w7, so I removed the homegroup. Didn't help my networking problem.

Immediately after that I clicked the library button on the taskbar and was going to go to network, but I noticed the libraries were empty, and when I tried to click on them I got a D:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. I freaked out thinking all my data was gone and instantly went to the computer to check it, sure enough it showed two drives but one had no information about it. Tried to access it, same response. I right clicked on computer and went to manage, to look at the disk management to find... Read more

Answer:Second Harddrive Access Error/Homegroup

Try to restore the system to before the updates were installed - the updates setup up a restore point before installing. Removing Homegroup wouldnt have caused the problem if the drives were inacessible before you removed it (as you say you did). Homegroup can be setup automatically when you install the OS if you select a home network but will only work between PC's that have W7 installed on them. W7 will find any PC 's with any OS's on the network so long as you have Network Discovery enabled, and they will show up in the Network folder.
To check your network settings in W7 go to control panel - network and sharing centre - on the left side click on "Change advanced sharing options" and make sure you have network discovery enabled, and file and printer sharing turned on etc.
You could check this before a system restore, but you may already have done so, and may need system restore to sort out the problem.

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I've noticed that recently, other Windows 7 computers in my network were unable to use the HomeGroup feature with the HomeGroup server I set up on my main system. Checking the services, I noticed that HomeGroup Provider was running, but HomeGroup Listener wasn't. When I tried to start it, I received a -2147023143 error. The dependencies list only cites Server, which is running. Are there any settings I need to change, services I need to run, or other things I need to do to run this service?

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Hi guys, bit of a problem with my homegroup on my windows 10 network...

I've got 3 windows 10 pc's, named "DavePC" (mine - windows 10 64bit Pro) "MediaCentre" (media centre - windows 10 64 bit Home) and "ChrisPC" (wife's windows 10 64bit Home). DavePC can't join the homegroup, when i run "join a homegroup" it finds the homegroup, asks for the password, then tries to join, the green bar scrolls for AGES, then says the homegroup doesn't exist anymore.

Also, the following issues present. MediaCentre can see all 3 pc's however, can only access shared libraries on itself, and can't see any lirbaries on other pc's. Similarly, ChrisPC can see it's own libraries, the other 2 pc's, but can't access libraries on the other pc's. I'll attach relevant photos to show what i mean.

All 3 pc's are running the latest version of windows 10, and were clean installs, not upgrades from windows 8/7.

Does anyone know how to solve this issue?
thanks
Dave.

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Ok folks, been researching this issue for quite a while now and am having now luck.

Win 7 Ultimate, 32bit. SP1

I simply cannot not get a HomeGroup to be created on my main system. These are the steps I have gone through:

1. Deleted all files from the following directory: C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
2. Verified that Discovery is enabled: Enable or disable network discovery - Windows Help
3. Verified the following services are running (from: http://www.sevenforums.com/network-a...homegroup.html)DNS Client service started and on automatic
SSDP Discovery service started and on automatic
UPnP Device Host service started and on automatic
Function Discovery Resource Publication service started and on automatic4. Tried to run the "fix it" executable (from: Why can&#39;t I create a homegroup?) - but got an error that it has either expired or the name was changed and therefore won't run. Must be out of date/expired because I didn't change the name.
5. Verified the additional services outlined at the bottom of the link in #4 are started/enabled.

My system reads "Home Network" and "HomeGroup: Ready To Create" - when I click "ready to create" it brings up the "Create a HomeGroup" window that allows me to select what I want to share (ie: Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents, Printers). I click next and get the error: Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this compute... Read more

Answer:Error: Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer

No way of knowing if this will assist, only that it did for me: Installed a new computer and transferred programs and files from the old machine to the new one. Homegroup from the older computer was transferred to the new one.

I then tried several ways to get my computer to recognize the HG on the new machine, none of which worked, getting errors such as yours. I then deleted the old, transferred, Homegroup from the new computer, whereupon I was able to create a new homegroup on both computers.

I suspect that this problem was caused by my failure to perform the magic incantation that starts Phol ende uuodan uuorun zi holza, "Phol and Wodan were riding to the wood". (That is from the Second Merseburg Charm, with which, of course, you are quite familiar.)

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When I try to create a homegroup on either of my computers I get the error Your network connection must have IPv6 enabled to create or join a homegroup.When I check the properties it is enabled.I can see all the drives and access all shared drives from either computer, why is homegroup not working?

Answer:HomeGroup get an error of must have IPv6 enabled

Hi,
 
Based on my research, I would like to explain that IPv6 was depended on by the RNRP service. To troubleshoot the issue, let's refer to the following steps.
 
1. Temporarily disable Firewall and third party antivirus program on the computer for a test.
 
2. Verify relevant services
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a. Click "Start", type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in Search Bar and press Enter.
 
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
 
b. Right click the "Peer Networking Grouping" service and choose Properties.
c. Please check if the service is started; if not, please click the Start button and see if it works.
d. You may also choose Automatic next to Startup type.
e. Click OK.
f. Please repeat the above steps with another service: PNRP Machine Name Publication Service.
 
3. Modify IPv6 registry key to enable IPV6
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a. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
 
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue. 
 
b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters
 
c. Check whether the "DisabledComponents" registry key exists. If so, let's move on the next steps.
 
d. Double click the "DisabledComponents" registry key and mo... Read more

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Hi guys, bit of a problem with my homegroup on my windows 10 network...

I've got 3 windows 10 pc's, named "DavePC" (mine - windows 10 64bit Pro) "MediaCentre" (media centre - windows 10 64 bit Home) and "ChrisPC" (wife's windows 10 64bit Home). DavePC can't join the homegroup, when i run "join a homegroup" it finds the homegroup, asks for the password, then tries to join, the green bar scrolls for AGES, then says the homegroup doesn't exist anymore.

Also, the following issues present. MediaCentre can see all 3 pc's however, can only access shared libraries on itself, and can't see any lirbaries on other pc's. Similarly, ChrisPC can see it's own libraries, the other 2 pc's, but can't access libraries on the other pc's. I'll attach relevant photos to show what i mean.

All 3 pc's are running the latest version of windows 10, and were clean installs, not upgrades from windows 8/7.

Does anyone know how to solve this issue?
thanks
Dave.

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This started with one computer not being able to "see" the homegroup though it was "seen". The reason seems to be an error 7024 that the HomeGroupListener terminates because there are not enough "endpoints". I tried a variety of things including not loading any non-MS service, turning off the firewall, turning off defender, virus scan, delaying the service start but there was no change. SFC /scannow did see a problem with OpenCL.DLL that it couldn't repair but from what I've read that seems an unlikely issue.

I tried to see what all the endpoints were using the MS tool dbgrpc and it gives and error 1734 which means "The array bounds are invalid". So this is all consistent - bad array bounds means no more endpoints means no HomeGroupListener but why the invalid array bound? Also, puzzlingly, shouldn't this cause a lot more errors?

Anyone any ideas?? Please!!

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Hi guys,

So sometime within the last month or so I noticed my laptop was starting to act funny when trying to access files over the homegroup on my desktop--it was asking me for my credentials every time I restarted the computer, and wouldn't remember them even when I checked the box. As best I could tell it was using my computer's name as my domain, so when I typed in the username/password I also had to type in the "domain" of my desktop, which was simply its name.

Anyway, I didn't think much of it until recently I wanted to fix this problem, and I noticed more problems. I first removed both computers from the homegroup. Then, I tried to make a new homegroup on my laptop. But attempting this results in the error message you see in the thread title, and no error code at all.

However, I can still create a homegroup with my desktop, and I can even join that homegroup from my laptop. But after joining, I cannot access the video/audo/photo folders that are shared on the desktop and the icons for them are generic, not the unique ones for each folder type. However, once I share any additional folders from the desktop, I can then access all the folders from the laptop, once I have entered the same login information it had started asking me for weeks ago. Oddly, my desktop can access those same folders on my laptop without any trouble, as could my wife's laptop!

I have scoured the Internets looking for answers. I've tried several solutions, including some that w... Read more

Answer:Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer - no error code

Hi,
Assure that there is no HomeGroup in the network and then perform the following steps. So you must leave the Homegroup from all networked machines first.

1. Use the Troubleshooting tool. Please open Control Panel and click the Troubleshooting icon. Click "Network and Internet" and select HomeGroup.

2. Can the Troubleshooting tool find the cause and fix the issue? If not, please move on to the next steps.

3. Verify the following relevant services.
a. Click "Start", type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Search Bar and press Enter.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
b. Right click the "Peer Networking Identity Manager" service and choose Properties.
c. Please click the Stop button to stop the service temporarily.
d. Access the following folder:
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
e. Clear all the files and folders inside.
f. Start the following service gain: Peer Networking Identity Manager
g. Reboot the computer and you should be able to rejoin the HomeGroup.

4. Enable IPv6
a. Open "Network Connections" window, right click the "Local Area Connection" and click Properties.
b. Select "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)"
c. Click OK.

5. Temporarily turn off firewall on the machine then try to create or set up the Homegroup again.

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This started with one computer not being able to "see" the homegroup though it was "seen". The reason seems to be an error 7024 that the HomeGroupListener terminates because there are not enough "endpoints". I tried a variety of things including not loading any non-MS service, turning off the firewall, turning off defender, virus scan, delaying the service start but there was no change. SFC /scannow did see a problem with OpenCL.DLL that it couldn't repair but from what I've read that seems an unlikely issue.

I tried to see what all the endpoints were using the MS tool dbgrpc and it gives and error 1734 which means "The array bounds are invalid". So this is all consistent - bad array bounds means no more endpoints means no HomeGroupListener but why the invalid array bound? Also, puzzlingly, shouldn't this cause a lot more errors?

Anyone any ideas?? Please!!

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Hello,

Since a system restore on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 PC my homegroup does not work any more. First I thought that solving a network list error will also solve the home group issue but it didn't. Than stupidly I deleted the HomeGroup and tried to create a new but since than I get "To create a homegroup, your computer's network location must be set to Private".
My network location is Private and finding devices and computers is enabled, all necesary services and their dependencies are running.
I checked and repaired the NetworkList registry keys permission end its subkeys and also repaired HomeGroup reg key and its subkyes.
I tried to repair the registry permissions with SubinACL, I changed the network type in Local Security Policy, but I still get the same error.
I tried SFC /SCANNOW and tried this after updating the system image with DISM.
checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles ->Category and its value is 1 which should be the Private Network, checked Workgroup name but it is set to the default WORKGROUP
I tried to uninstall Panda free 2015 but didn't helped.
Disabling Windows Firewall didn't helped.

Event viewer does not register any errors, only when trying to enable the media sharing registerd an error in the event viewer which was: WMPNetworkSvc with 0x80070005 (which is obviously access denied) but couldn't find what is denying access to wmp
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Answer:Can't create homegroup (network must be private error)

Homegroup has always been a PITA. That is why most of us use standard networking Folder sharing.

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I have three home comupters in a network. One is a desktop plugged via Ethernet cable directly into my motorala router. The other two are laptops connected wirelessly. All computers are in my homegroup. One of my laptops can connect to and transfer files with the desktop. The other can "see" the computers in my homegroup but I cannot connect to it or connect from it to either one. I have tried disabling all firewalls to no avail. The computer that can connect does so with Norton's endpoint protection firewall enabled with no issues. Can anyone offer some help, I'm at my wit's end here.

Both laptops are running Windows 7 64 bit, the desktop is Vista 64bit.

Answer:Able to see other computers in my homegroup, but cannot connect. error code 0x8007003

Go to Network and Sharing/Advanced File Sharing. And make sure that Network Discovery, File and Print Sharing, When Sharing is on anyone can access files are all turned on. Set a password for your Home Group.

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We have an ASUS Zenbook U31F. We like it, but may have to return it because we cannot get it to print to our network printer on our HomeGroup. We have a Dell Studio 17 that prints to this computer with no problem.

When we attempt to print to the printer (HP OfficeJet 6100 Series), the ASUS computer downloads a driver from the server and then issues the message "Operation failed with error 0x000003e3."

Here are some things that I have tried.

1) Updating the HP printer driver

I cannot do this. Windows reports that the printer driver is included in Windows 7 and I do not need to update it (and I cannot update it - the OS will not allow me to.)

2) Attaching the printer directly to the ASUS ZenBook

ASUS ZenBook can print to the HP OfficeJet 6100 if it directly connected with a USB cable. This is not an acceptable solution: my wife needs to use the printer from anywhere in the house.

3) Registry Hack

I read about a registry hack to fool Windows into thinking that the printer is already connected. I did this and the printer appears in the Devices and Printer applet. Unfortunately, the first time I attempt to use the printer, the ASUS ZenBook downloads the printer driver and fails again.

ASUS and Best Buy have been completely useless. ASUS points the finger (I am not sure which finger) to HP. Best Buy wants me to pay an additional $70 for a support contract to get the computer that I bought from them to work.

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Answer:Homegroup Printer Sharing Fails error 0x000003e3

Hiya and welcome to the forums

Maybe look at an affordable USB print server takes allot of the headaches out of Network printing and it means you can print to the printer without having to set up printer sharing etc. (print server connects directly to the printer and router)

USB print servers These are in ? but I rekon you'll get a rough idea

You could even purchase a new all in one printer (with fax) and network ready for cheaper than the $70 support fee

HP Officejet 4500

Hope this helps pal

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I just bought a new printer a few months ago and we have 3 laptops in our house, and it thought it be annoying to down the software on every computer, so I started an homegroup. I been having issues adding user, so I decide I try removing the main homegroup user. This is when I notice the bigger problem behind why everything wasn't work. My two homegroup services won't start. I have intermediate knowledge of windows, and hardware (currently taking programming course at college, but this has got me puzzled). I'd provide link below with similar issue, but no luck on any of these solutions: peer networking grouping error 1079 . Also have pictures of the errors codes.

Answer:Windows 7 Pro HomeGroup Issues with Error 1079, and 2147023817

So have you tried running any system file repair scans like the sfc /scannow command?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi Guys,

I'm having some dificulty using HomeGroup file access between my desktop which is upstairs and my laptop which is downstairs. I want to be able to access my User Folders on my desktop so I can copy files to my laptop without having to copy them to a jump drive all the time. I've moved my User Folders to drive D: on my desktop and I've granted read/write permissions to HomeGroup for both locations and yet when I try to access the files from my laptop it says I don't have permission. I've even tried to mount to the share and I got the same error. What am I missing?

Answer:HomeGroup File Access Not Working Permissions Error

what is the effective permissions on the files?

Did it work when the files were local to C:

maybe worth creating a new homegroup if you moved them after the homegroup was created?

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I see other post that are having the same error. Each time I try to print my homegroup password I get the error. Other print jobs seem to function fine. Printed from several programs including Wordpad and open office writer and even the printscreen program. I am trying to print to a HP multifunction machine on a USB port. It is described as a HP PSC 1400. It's not a major concern to me because I simply print the homegroup password with the printscreen program but I would like to find put what the problem is. I have the latest driver and patches for the printer installed.  Some additional information: I'm not sure how much of this has to do with the type of printer I am trying to use. When I assign my default printer to the printer on the homegroup, I get the same failure every time. Can someone else do this without having this problem?

Answer:I'm getting Error Code 2147500037 when I try to print my homegroup password.

Set IE as your default browser and try again.

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I have a number of new Window 7 laptops and have joined the company domain with no problems (SBS running Windows 2003).

When I was on the domain I set up a number of printers by browsing the server \mainserver\\OkiC9650 and finding the printer and it and correctly installed the drivers and provided me with full functionality for the printer.

However, if for some reason I have to leave and then rejoin the domain, and I don't delete the printers first, when I rejoin the domain the printers are no longer showing (as one might expect), and when I try to add them again, or add anything connected to the \mainserver\\OkiC9650 I get an error.

?Windows cannot connect to the printer.? Operation failed with error 0x00000006

I don't think it is anything to do with the printer as I can't connect to any printer in this way.

Although the 0x00000006 indicates a permission problem it is not that, or a setting problem, as it works the first time and no changes are made other than leaving and rejoining the domain.

It has happened with four laptops, two different makes, and three different models. So not likley to be the laptop or the manufacturer.

I don't think it is a Server problem as I have tried leaving the domain, and deleting the Computer name from the Active Directory, and even tried giving the joining computer a different name between leaving and joining. I was hoping if it was recognised as a new computer then it would work at least once more - but still n... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 joining/leaving and rejoining a domain

Check the value of the DNS setting in the properties of IPv4 in the Properties of the Win 7 NIC. Make sure it's pointed at and only at your domain DNS server, probably the 2k3 SBS server. You don't need to use a static IP for this, just enter the servers DNS manually in the IPv4 properties of the Win 7 machine. I'm not sure why but this seems to fix Domain connection problems with Windows 7.

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What does it mean?
Code:
The Peer Name Resolution Protocol cloud did not start because the creation of the default identity failed with error code: 0x80630203.

Is it something to be concerned about, and a cure? Please!

Answer:error code: 0x80630203

It means that your Homegroup is messed up. Did you try searching online for the Hex error code before coming here?

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I need to open my port for a server, I've done that but it doesn't work, I understood I had to set the network to home location because firewall. It says I can't set a home network on my computer and it tells me this code: fault 0x80630203
I found something on Youtube, about Peers and Homegroups. Also did not work.
How can I set public network to Home network?

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What does it mean?
Code:
The Peer Name Resolution Protocol cloud did not start because the creation of the default identity failed with error code: 0x80630203.

Is it something to be concerned about, and a cure? Please!

Answer:error code: 0x80630203

It means that your Homegroup is messed up. Did you try searching online for the Hex error code before coming here?

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After a factory reset and clean installation I am looking in to a few remaining errors that are reported.
One such is





Quote:
Session "Homegroup Log" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035
System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing
[ Guid] {B675EC37-BDB6-4648-BC92-F3FDC74D3CA2}

EventID 2

Version 0

Level 2

Task 2

Opcode 12

Keywords 0x8000000000000010

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-02-15T08:55:54.611227200Z

EventRecordID 7

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 380
[ ThreadID] 3424

Channel Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin

Computer xxxxxxxxxx

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18


Can someone tell me the cause for the error and how I may prevent its recurrence? Please!

Answer:Session "Homegroup Log" failed to start with error: 0xC0000035

I have seen threads claiming that you can fix this by disabling IPv6 give that a shot and see if it works.

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center,
Windows 8.1
Comcast Gateway.

Pro Media can access 8.1 Network and Homegroup.

8.1 cannot access ant Pro Media.
Network Error
"Windows cannot access \\Desktop\Users\Pete\Documents' (or any other folder)

Can access IP4 address.

Windows 8.1 new machine, came with 8, updated to 8.1 then 8.1 Update.

Pete

Answer:Network Error accessing both Homegroup and Network

Firewall software on the computers would be the first thing to start looking at. Also make sure that folders are allowed to be Publicly shared.

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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 have set up a homegroup with three nodes Windows 10 computer, windows 7 computer and a WiFi router. When trying to log in from the windows 10 computer, I get the message "username or password is incorrect" . I checked and the password was correct.
What user name should I use?

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I'm setting up a new Aspire Desktop, running Windows 10.  I have it connected to my home network, but can't find any way to show what else is connected.  In particular, I have an HP Deskjet 2015 print/scan/copy colour printer that works well, but because of location, it's running connected to my modem, via Cat5 line, to an IOGear GPSU21 Print Server.  I'd like to be able to find that server from this desktop, so I can attach it.

Answer:How do I map homegroup?

I am not sure how you have your system setup. However unless you can set your PRINT SERVER in the Homegroup you have made and loogged onto you would have to find your Printer in the NETWORK ICON and not under your homegroup.... A Home group is one that you would set up with a Password and that would then be shared with other computers in the home group.... Your Network, It will show your computers as well, But also shows other devices like Smart Phones, Routers, Printers and Scanners....  Most important part of that is to make sure they are all on the same TCP/IP and Subnet... IF your Printer was set up with a Stitic IP of say 192.168.1.250, With the Subnet of 255.255.255.0 then your Router should be 192.168.1.1 with the same subnet and then it would be set to give out IP's to all other sytems that connect over Wire or Wireless... It could be set like starting IP of 192.168.1.160 up with the IP's lower then 160 could be set for other things in your Router like your HPNA or AP that is set by your router...  You could try to Ping your Printer, (Right Click the Windows/Start button, Then Command Prompt (Admin)) then type in ping printer address like (ping 192.168.1.250) with out the ( ) iF you can ping the Printer then you should be able to access it.. If you don't know the Printers IP you can get that info by typing at the command prompt arp -a that will tell you all the items that are on your network.  You may also be able to see your printer serv... Read more

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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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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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I'm sorry to start a new thread about this, but I've done some searching, and I just can't seem to find an answer. Here's my history (press pause and get a coffee now):

I have a home built DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 chip sitting on an Asus P5K board connecting to my network via a D-Link DWA RangeBooster N USB Adapter. I'm connecting up to a 2Wire modem/gateway provided by my IP.

The homegroup has previously worked for me when I was running Win 7 RC Build 7100, connecting to a laptop with Win 7 Home Premium on the same wireless network. A few days ago I "upgraded" my PC to Win 7 Home Premium, and of course re-established connection to the same network. I created a new homegroup and tried to connect from the laptop. I could see the homegroup, even go in and see what it is sharing, but when I clicked on any folder it would say that it couldn't connect to the //PC-Computer.

So I left the homegroup on both PC and laptop, restarted, and proceeded to re-make the homegroup on the PC. I then joined from the laptop with no problem. I can still see the PC sharing the libraries, but now when I click on the folder to open it, it just sits there and does nothing, not even an error message.

I have made sure my IPv6 is enabled, and have gone through the Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues.

Would anyone have any ideas?

** I just shared a folder directly, instead of through a library. I still get the message "Windows cannot ac... Read more

Answer:Homegroup

So I tried to access my computer via the Network instead of Homegroup, and I get the same message "Windows Cannot access \\MG-PC". The details are error code 0x80070035 "the network path was not found". If its not found why can I see it in the listing?

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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 Help

I just recently created a home group for my brother and I. We both were able to join it. The problem is he is able to access my files, but I can't access his files. I can see them (Documents, Pictures, etc.) but I double click on them and nothing happens. Please help me, I'd appreciate it.

Answer:Homegroup Help

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Defbeat


I just recently created a home group for my brother and I. We both were able to join it. The problem is he is able to access my files, but I can't access his files. I can see them (Documents, Pictures, etc.) but I double click on them and nothing happens. Please help me, I'd appreciate it.


What firewall? what anti virus? what is the network setup? etc

Ken

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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: One-way HomeGroup

I am having a problem on my network...

When I set up the HomeGroup on my laptop, my desktop recognizes the laptop, but my laptop does not recognize the desktop -- even with both computers set to share all (Documents, Pictures, Printers, etc.).

The main thing I am trying to accomplish is to print from my laptop, through the desktop. The printer I am running is an HP Photosmart C4200 series. The desktop is a Gateway and the laptop is an HP. I am also running McAfee Internet Security Suite on both computers. I have already gone into both computers and marked them as "trusted" through McAfee and they show up through McAfee as being on the network.

HELP!!

Thanks!

Answer:One-way HomeGroup

Hello mfullererie & welcome to Seven Forums

Check the advanced sharing options in Network & Sharing Center, make sure the settings match.

Make sure the time is exactly the same on both machines. If there's even 1/2 second time difference between the two, it won't connect.

Also make sure that your Workgroup name is the same on both machines and passwords are setup on both accounts.

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Question: homegroup

yes, that thing is what showed up out of no wear. it is not in the list in the control panel so I cannot delete it. I did the

search this pc thing and several things showed up. so, is there anyway to get rid of this thing?

Answer:homegroup

Sorry, what are you saying popped up or what you were searching for?

The "Homegroup"?

I'm not sure what the issue is but maybe there are some tutorials here that maybe able to help?
http://www.eightforums.com/tutsearch.php?q=homegroup

Please advise what you are trying to do/stop, maybe post a screenshot.

-Jamie

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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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I have not seen this particular problem in a thread. I have three computers connected to a Homegroup network. All have Windows 7. Two are on Home Edition and one is using Professional. There is one laptop connected wirelessly, one tower connected wirelessly and one desktop wired. The wired computer can connect to the other two, the other two can connect to each other, but they can not even detect that the wired one is on the network. I have no firewall running, but I do have Spyware Doctor. I do not see any setting on it that that would prevent computers from even seeing this computer. I have looked through my process tree and see nothing that even resembles a firewall.

Thanks for the help!

Answer:Need help with Homegroup

Most likely which ever real time A/V you have installed is causing this problem. You usually need to uninstall your A/V or reconfigure it to work with Homegroups.

You can go though this Homegroup check list that should help with any other problems problems with Homegroups that you might be having.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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Question: Homegroup Log

What does it do?
What does it contain - what goes into it?
How do I read it?
Is it necessary?
Why does it get full?
Why does it stop?

Rather not just get a link to an M$ Help page since they rarely make sense to me.
The maximum file size for session "Homegroup Log" has been reached. As a result, events might be lost (not logged) to file "C:\Windows\Logs\Homegroup\homegrouplog.etl". The maximum files size is currently set to 5242880 bytes.

Session "Homegroup Log" stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188

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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 help

i have three computers. 2 laptops and one desktop when i go on network ansharing they all say that they are connected to homegroup. whenever i try to access any of the files on any of the computers nothing shows up all i get is a message saying not connected check that homegroup is active and that computers are not off/asleepany help would be apppreciated

Answer:homegroup help

I suggest you set it up from scratch:LEAVE (on all computers)Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Homegroup > Leave the Homegroup and click Leave the Homegroup. If all the computers leave the Homegroup, it will no longer exist, so it?s effectively deleted and can be setup again.CREATE (on one computer)Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Homegroup > Create a homegroup > Select the folders you want > Next and make a note of the password that will be used by other computers to join the Homegroup.JOIN (on remaining computers)Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Homegroup > Join now and type in the password.

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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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I recently replaced my 8 year old Linksys router with a new Cisco E1000. Prior to replacing the router all the computers in the home could share a printer. All of the computers are also running Win 7. Now that I set up the new router the home group no longer works. None of the computers can see each other. Anyway I disbanded that home group and created a whole new one. This did not resolve the issue. Even after creating a new Homegroup on the main computer when I click on Homegroup in control panel on the other computers it says "there is no home group on this network" and then gives me the option to create a new one. Why cant the computers detect the new homegroup? I should also mention that with my new settup I have two wireless routers connected to each other. Its identified the second router as Network 2? Might this be causing the issue?
 

Answer:Cant see homegroup in Win 7 (PLEASE HELP)

How exactly do you have the routers configured? If you want to use a secondary router, here's the proper way to use it and not affect your networking.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing por... Read more

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My Homegroup is all messed up in Windows 10. How can I just start all over and create a Homegroup and share with all my other devices.  

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I've used Homegroup before but Windows 10 seems to have given me a problem and looking through various forums I'm not the only one.
Set up homegroup on two laptops, one running windows 10 pro and the other the standard edition. Homegroup shows on both machines in File Manager. On the Pro machine I can open files and add ,delete and copy without problems but on the Std machine only Library Icons are displayed and it is impossible to open any files. All files are set to share read/write. Any ideas out there?

Jack

Answer:Homegroup

Check this CNET forum thread: it has the best set of potential fixes for homegroup problems I've seen anywhere. I have personally and recently confirmed the fix that Papa_Paul2 documents early on in that discussion. According to what I read about the differences between Home and Pro versions of Windows 10, Homegroup behavior should be consistent across them (and Enterprise, too, FWIW, as my own LAN teaches me through direct observation and experience).
HTH,
--Ed--

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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

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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Question: Homegroup

All 3 computers on my LAN were set as members of a WORKGROUP, my OS being Win 7 Pro 64 bit, whereas the other 2 used XP Home.One of the other 2, my friend's desktop, has changed to Win 7 32 bit.Neither my friend nor I need to access the other (laptop) computer so I joined a homegroup on the Win 7 machines.

When I open Services on the Win 7 machines I can start the HomeGroup Provider service, and have done so. However, I cannot start the HomeGroup Listener service on either machine. I get "Server-Service Specific error code 2147023143." How do I resolve this?

Apart from that, should I change the WORKGROUP designation of the Win 7 machines, and if so how and what to?

FWIW, irrespective of the above, each Win 7 machine can access the shared folders on the other.

Advice would be appreciated.

Thanks and regards, Roy

Answer:Homegroup

In general it's better to use a workgroup type network in a mixed Op system but you may be able to get the Homegroup to work in your situation.

You should be able to fix the Homegroup listener by deleting a specific file.

Open Windows explorer and navigate to the following file.

C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and delete all of the files in this folder. Now restart the computer.

You should check to make sure the following services are set to automatic.
The services that need to be turned on are listed below:

DNS Client
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Peer Networking Grouping
HomeGroup Provider
HomeGroup Listener
SSDP Discovery
UPnP Device Host

It's probably best to leave the Homegroup on all Homegroup machines at that point and create a new one.

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Question: HomeGroup

I dont want
HomeGroup,  How do I get rid of this

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Question: Homegroup

Since upgrading to windows 10 I am having so many problems with my homegroup. there are only 2 computers PC and a laptop. I can view all folders on the PC from my laptop BUT I cannot connect the printer to my laptop and when trying to view the folders on the PC from my laptop I keep getting error messages. the first one was network credentials which I fixed but now I am getting this error message, You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. I just want to be able to print from my laptop like I was doing for so many years with Windows 8. Oh, and my husband upgraded to windows 10 without informing me and of course, now I am the one who needs to fix it. The PC has been over a month or I would just go back to windows 8 on both my computers. Any help to end this nightmare would be so so appreciated. I have been trying to figure it out for 5 hours......
 

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I have a homegroup that Win 10 insists is still present waiting to be joined, but it's my father's PC's homegroup on a network in a different city that my pc has never visited. (Teamviewer perhaps?) I've tried disabling the peer and homegroup services, but can't make it go away. I'm not connected to it, so I don't need to leave it, I need my pc to not see it any more as it comes up as the default homegroup to join.

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Question: homegroup help

i am trying to set up a home group to be able to share my printer and files i cant find the home group password as windows never showed any password when i reinstalled (windows 7) all i get is a blank password box and no way of getting the password HELP
 

Answer:homegroup help

Hi there i may be able to shed some light. If you click your net icon at the bottom right (wireless or Ethernet) Click Open network and sharing center.
From there you can click Home Group down the right hand side. Assuming your in the group?

There you can change your password it will give you a random generated one, which you can rewrite to your own password, all by clicking change the password....

Make sure all the tick boxes are on the ones you wish to share from your computer. Bare in mind that other computers will have to undergo the same as long as they remain in the Home Group.

Hope this helps.
 

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Question: Homegroup

When I click home group in control panel I got this message: "This computer cannot connect to a home group". What can I do?

Answer:Homegroup

Whenever you create a new thread, it helps us to help you if you post your full system specifications.

However, you have at least told us you are using Windows Vista, which means that you cannot join a Windows 7 HomeGroup.

You can though, configure your computer to share files and folders, as explained in this Microsoft download.

Download: Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Downlevel Sharing - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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In Windows 7, I had a desktop PC and a laptop on a network without a homegroup, and I shared files seamlessly between both computers over the network. Windows 10 seems to require a homegroup to share. And if it doesn't, it sure wants to promote homegroup use. Doesn't a homegroup merely duplicate network sharing? Do I need a homegroup in Windows 10 to share across a network?

Answer:Do I really need a homegroup?

Homegroup is only supported with W7, 8 & 10 so if you use the regular home networking which is more flexible then you don't need it at all.
Look at this link for more info:
Solved All computers on the same network, each cant see others

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Here's my problem:

I recently reinstalled Windows on my office computer and I gave it a new name.

When I try to set up a Homegroup, it tells me to get the password from the "old name" computer, which obviously no longer exists. I can't remember the password either.

How do I start again?

Answer:Ho do I set up a new Homegroup?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptainSEO


Here's my problem:

I recently reinstalled Windows on my office computer and I gave it a new name.

When I try to set up a Homegroup, it tells me to get the password from the "old name" computer, which obviously no longer exists. I can't remember the password either.

How do I start again?


At this point it's usually best to leave the old Homegroup from all other machines in the network then create a new Homegroup, then rejoin the new Homegroup from all other machines using the new password that was generated when you set up the new Homegroup.

Homegroup - Leave

Homegroup - Create

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