Naturally I've tried the troubleshooters. You will then get the option of entering the password from your Win 7 homegroup. Internet is connected and working on all four devices. File and print sharing is turned on and permissions have been granted. The computer name and username will be displayed on the screen so that you can ask the appropriate person for the password. You get the password for the homegroup when you set the homegroup up for the first time. However, the computer with shared content must be running for you to access its files and resources.
Then just use the same procedures on the other systems to join the new Network. I followed your instructions but have ground to a halt. This was done on Thanksgiving — 11-25-2016 after 3 months trying to join or create a homegroup on my Toshiba laptop. I tried to follow these steps, but I do not have the option that appears in step 1. Homegroups work with any Windows 7, 8, and 8. Attempts to access results in an error message that reads to recheck the name of the device or check with the network administrator for errors. Now that Microsoft has removed HomeGroup from Windows networking, how do we share printers in Windows 10 without HomeGroup? Note down this password, as it will be needed to allow other computers to access Files, Printers and other common resources on the network.
The new release brings with it a handful lot of new features, but it also leaves some behind. Then shut down all 3 laptops. I tried using the Microsoft Fix-It tool and it could not find a problem, i then tried to start Peer Networking Grouping in Services, when I did that I got a Error 1079. Note: If you don't see the Join now button, there is something wrong, make sure you're connected to the network and restart your computer. However, you are accustomed to this in earlier versions of Windows quite simply. When sharing a folder, bear in mind that users will only be able to access the files if the device making the sharing is turned on and connected to the network.
From there, you are good to go. We guess Microsoft is trying to push users to use more convenient file sharing features such as OneDrive and computers. Any other devices that want to join the homegroup that you just set up need to input this same password when they attempt to join the homegroup. Set both Password fields blank, 6. I too still have still not been successful. Otherwise, discovery and access will be limited and the HomeGroup icon won't be visible on the Desktop.
People in the same network could create or join an existing HomeGroup to be able to share printers and files in that particular HomeGroup. That's after telling me that the Homegroup exists and asks if I want to join it. Just like HomeGroup, you can connect to any computer on your local network through the Network option on Windows 10. Thank You for stopping by. If so, let's move on the next steps. Once you have shared a Folder in HomeGroup, other computers on the HomeGroup network can access this shared folder by opening File Explorer Win+E and clicking on the Computer Name under HomeGroup in the side-menu.
Where do you do these things specifically, i. If you have multiple printers, select the one that you would like to share. According to what I find on the web, a lot of people have that problem. When you set up a network on your Windows 10 laptop, you have to arrange to include each computer on the network in a Homegroup so that they can connect to each other, a single Internet connection, and shared hardware such as printers. Here, you will see a folder named MachineKeys. Connecting older devices If you're dealing with a device running an older version of Windows 10, Windows 8.
What I don't understand is why your approach to the issue doesn't seem to appear on Windows 10 forums or perhaps I haven't searched hard enough. Quick Note: You may also find an option to create a new account, but it'll not work, because Windows 10 no longer allows you to create a new account through Control Panel. I have deleted credentials, hidden PeerGroup files i. Then click on homegroup sharing. Anytime I am invited to join the HomeGroup I get a popup which says Windows can't set up a HomeGroup on this computer. How many releases of Version 10 are there and is anyone in charge of making Home Groups easy to install? Follow or read Guest Author: Brian 07 Aug 2015 I just upgraded from Win 7to Win 10 on two of my four homegroup computers.
I did the same on 3 laptops that connect to router by wireless; 2 are Windows 10, 1 is Windows 7 via Safe Mode so that any in-use files could be deleted. The Homegroup is missing after Windows 10 version 1803. To keep items private, choose Not Shared. Attempts to have the Win 10 devices join the homegroup result in an error message that no homegroup is available. I'd welcome any other solution you could offer. Windows 10 hasn't left anything out, even on.
I then went back via regedit to services, there was no Peer Network Grouping. When I go back to desktop and click on Homegroup in Windows Explorer, it gives me the Join Now which it shouldn't do since I already created it on this one. Click Next again to make your laptop part of that Homegroup. Set up and join a Homegroup in Windows 10 While not without its issues, setting up a Homegroup is actually quite straightforward. That is the only response I get. I read your post about problems setting up a HomeGroup under Win10 and wanted to help. We upgraded from Windows 7 and 8 to 10 and haven't been able to access the HomeGroup since.
Click on Finish to complete the setup. This sucks because the computer which is recognized as the homegroup host does not itself recognize any homegroups on the network not even its own so we cannot view the password or create alternative homegroups. On the next screen, click on Change HomeGroup Password… Link 3. All computers - 2 desktops and 2 laptops - are on Win10. Attempts to solve the file sharing problem have been made with the option of allowing Windows to manage the network and with the option to have users manage the network. Any thoughts on the fact that different computers are referring to the network by a different name? Rename this folder to MachineKeys.