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Help with HomeGroup Issues, cannot detect other computers on homegroup

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

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.

A: 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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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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Hi,

I have 2 PC in my home. PC1 is wired
PC2 is wireless
network switch/Access point/router is a D-Link DSL-G804V
both networks are "home networks"
Both PC1 and PC2 have IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
Peer Networking Grouping, Peer Networking Identity Manager and PNRP services are all up and running on both PC1 and PC2
They see each other (shared folders and printers)
Both PC1 and PC2 can connect normally to internet: apparently there are no connection problems
Network discovery shows the picture attached


I defined a HomeGroup on PC1. When I try to join PC2 to the HomeGroup, PC2 tells me that "There is currently no homegroup on the network."

I tried several times to delete and re-create the HomeGroup, with no result. Troubleshooting does not detect any problem.
What am I missing?
Anybody knows how homegroups are announced on the network, so that I can perform a network monitoring and understand if on the wireless network the homegroup is announced?
Anybody has a homegroup up and running with PCs on wireless network and others on wired network?

A:Cannot detect HomeGroup

You can only add computers to the Home Group that are running Windows 7. If you only have 1 computer running 7, then you can't use Home Group. If your computers all have accounts with User Name and Passwords associated with them and are all part of the same Named Workgroup, You can view them under Network and share files. .

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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

A: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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Hello,

If have got two computer, both running windows 7 ultimate x64 and both connected to the same network(one by cable and the other wireless).

However, once i create homegroup on one computer the other one won't offer my to "Join it"(like here: http://news.techgenie.com/files/Windows-7-Homegroup.jpg)
It always says "Create a homegroup".


I tired to create the home group on one computer and join from the other and than created the homegroup from the other computer and tried to join from the first one. none of this worked


I hope i can get the solution for this!

Thank you in advance

A:Computer does not detect homegroup

You might check this out,
http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/27903-ultimate-router-guide-optimize-security-performance.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/43972-homegroup-add-computer-join.html
Open the HomeGroup troubleshooter
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-HomeGroup-troubleshooter
Why can’t I access some of the computers in my homegroup?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-cant-I-access-some-of-the-computers-in-my-homegroup
Why can't I access my homegroup?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-cant-I-access-my-homegroup
Why can't I join a homegroup?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-can-t-I-join-a-homegroup

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

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

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

A: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,
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?

A: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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello 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?

A: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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I'm not sure if this is a Windows 7 problem as a result of the laptop itself or not but as it is the last thing I've checked...

I have 3 computers: 1 wired desktop(64-bit), 1 wireless desktop(32-bit), and 1 wired laptop(Lenovo T400 w/ 64-bit) each running Windows 7 Professional. The two desktops are able to view one another fine in the Homegroup and exchange files.

The T400 laptop is having some issues. It can see the wireless desktop and transfer files from that machine to itself, but it is not able to even see the wired desktop in the homegroup. Both desktops are able see the laptop but neither is able to get files from it.

Each of the desktops can see all 3 computers in the standard network location, the laptop is only able to see the wireless desktop.

I've run troubleshooter on all three computers, and I've ensured they are all on the 'home network'. I've also made sure the network discovery/file sharing/etc is on in the 'advanced settings' and they are all apart of the same workgroup.

The problems seem focused on the laptop, and both desktops worked right from the get go but the laptop hasn't. Further, I used to have Windows 7 RC (Build 7100) on both the wired desktop and the wired laptop and homegroup feature worked flawlessly at that time...just not with the release.

A:Homegroup - Some computers see all, others see some.

Is your wired laptop able to ping any of the other machines?

Also how are they all connected (on your network)?

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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.

A:Able to see other computers in my homegroup, but cannot

Are all of your machines Windows 7? They need to be if you are using Homegroups.
Try going down this Homegroup check list to make sure everything is set up correctly. Pay particular attention to the time/date settings and the registry adjustment part.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

If that that check list doesn't help than most likely something is blocking the connection like an A/V software or a third party firewall.

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In 8.1 how do I see files on other computers in my wifi lan home group? They have shared folders but how do I access them?

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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 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!

A: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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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 ?

A: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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Hello. Firstly thank you for clicking on my thread. So this is what I want to do, I want PC1 to be able to drag/drop items like music,clips,bookmarks, and anything else to PC2. I want 1 single folder to be shared and the rest of the systems to be secured.

I have 2 computers both running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. Here are the services of the computers. Please take note that anything I did on PC1 will mirror PC2.
******** - Fast, Free Image Hosting and Photo Sharing
******** - Fast, Free Image Hosting and Photo Sharing
******** - Fast, Free Image Hosting and Photo Sharing
******** - Fast, Free Image Hosting and Photo Sharing

Here is a list of running services
Adobe Acrobat Update Service
Application Experience
AVG WatchDog
Base Filtering Engine
CNG Key Isolation
COM+ Event System
COM+ System Application
COMODO Internet Security Helper Service
Computer Browser
Credential Manager
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Server Process Launcher
Desktop Window Manager Session Manager
DHCP Client
Diagnostic Policy Service
Diagnostic Service Host
Distributed Transaction Coordinator
DNS Client
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Group Policy Client
HomeGroup Provider
Human Interface Device Access
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
IPsec Policy Agent
Multimedia Class Scheduler
Network Connections
Network List Service
Network Location Aware... Read more

A:Homegroup Unable to Detect Users in Group

The attached pdf shows how my 2 Win7 H Prem pc's are set. File Sharing Set Up.pdf

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Hi all!

I'm trying to make the most out of the Windows 7 features concerning networking and resource management and I'm curious as to if anyone else can verify the behaviour of the Homegroup accessibility issues I'm having, namely;

The message "No other homegroup computers are currently available" may show up if you have not logged in to any other computers within the homegroup.

The important part here; logged in. Because my boxes are powered on, I've made sure of that. But they're not necessarily logged in with an account yet and this seem to affect discovery of computers within a homegroup.

Perhaps this is common knowledge because I did search for this issue and didn't find an answer but I'd like to get some kind of second opinion from you others who are getting on with Windows 7.

Thank you in advance!

A:No other homegroup computers are... [Theory]

If you keep getting that error message than try this.

Clear some files from here and restart and see if the issue persits..
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

If you have an XP machine in the Homegroup then things probably won't work correctly.
If you are having problem sharing with the XP machine in a work group this fix might help.

To resolve this issue, set the value of the restrictanonymous registry entry to 0. To do this, follow these steps: Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then double-click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
On the right side, double-click restrictanonymous.
Make sure that the value in the Value data box is set to 0, and then click OK.
Close Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.

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Hi,
I'm trying to connect 3 computers - 1 desktop and 2 laptops - all Windows 7 Professional x64.
Desktop wired, laptops - wireless, same router, home network...
Windows Homegroup is working well between the desktop and one of the laptops.
The other laptop can join the homegroup, but ... "No other homegroup computers are currently available".
Anyway other computers and shared folders are visible under Network folder.
Other machines can see each other in the HomeGroup, but this laptop is missing.
I have shared Libraries on every machine.

After hours of investigations I found that when joining homegroup from this laptop, Homegroupuser$ is not created in Control Panel/Administrative tools/Computer management/Local Users and Groups/User.
Also in Control Panel/Credential Manager/Windows Credentials there are no any items like in the other machines (Credentials like MACHINE_NAME\Homegroupuser$)
No third party firewall.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Engine Version: 1.1.9302.0
Windows Firewall - Homegroup allowed.
services - HomeGroup Listener, HomeGroup Provider, Peer Name Resolution Protocol, Peer Networking Grouping and Peer Networking Identity Manager - started, though in Manual mode.
This laptop can create Homegroup and other machines can join it, but the situation is getting worse - no one can see any other machine.
HomeGroup troubleshooter can not see any problems.
I'm considering missing Homegroupuser$ is the problem in my case.
Pls help.

A:One PC can join, but can not see other Homegroup computers

Ensure netbios over TCPIP is enabled on all computers.
Username and password on all machines are the same.
In advanced sharing Everyone permissions are set to full control.

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win7 x64
I'm unable to see the other pc in the homegroup. The other PC can see me and my shared files. I CAN see the other pc if i go under network.

I've run the trouble shooter. I have IP6 enabled, the homegroup services are running as are the various peer services.

But when i open the homegroup control panel, it says i'm part of a homegroup but it's not available because I'm not connected to the home network. I have one active network connection and it's set to type home. The option to see or change the homegroup password is grayed out. And if i try to leave the homegroup it says windows couldn't remove me from the homegroup.

I'm at a loss as to what to try next. Any suggestions?

A:homegroup - cant see other hg computers, cant leave hg

Is the other computer running Windows 7 or a different operating system?

Why can't I access my homegroup?

Windows 7 HomeGroup: Frequently Asked Questions

A possible solution in the last reply to this thread: Can't Leave Homegroup...

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I have 20 desktop computers connected to a switch, created a homegroup on one but others can't see it, instead of asking me to join, they are all still displaying ready to create. pls what is the way out.

A:Computers can't join Homegroup

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd go for the title of your Thread and here's what I have found out.
Why can't I join a homegroup?

Please let us know.

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All, please forgive me if this has been answered somewhere deep in the threads, but I can't find it.

I have three computers running Win 8 that have completely failed to work in the network after I upgraded from 7 to 8.

Computer A is a desktop, it is connected to the router by Ethernet cable to a Netgear WRN3500L modem.

Computer B is a laptop, wirelessly connected to the network. (It has also been connected via Ethernet with no help.)

Computer C is also a laptop and wirelessly connected to the network.

We have created a homegroup, and it worked great, up until the upgrade....

Now, Computer A, sees everything and is able to connect to B and C via the homegroup, play songs, etc.... It is also able to see appropriate icons etc on the network as well.

Computers B and C get only generic icons in the homegroup and no files can be accessed. Attempting to connect via the network gives the following error:

\\COMPUTER (A B or C as appropriate) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network address is invalid.

I have done the Microsoft troubleshooter, checked to make sure the appropriate services are running, and done everything imaginable from Google and Bing searches to no avail. All three computers have identical settings. I even created an identical account from the one on Computer B on Computer A, but to no avail. Computers B and C can not acces... Read more

A:Homegroup Will Not Connect 3 Computers

Just to be sure the permissions are set correctly, right click on every shared resource on each of the three computers and select "Share with > Homegroup."

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

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I am trying to link my laptop to my desk top computer. Both running windows7 home premium x64. When trying to link the two i get the message 'This computer belongs to a homegroup' on both computers, I dont have an option on either to join a homegroup. Not being computer literate can someone please help?

A:Cant link computers in homegroup

Hello alwyn. Welcome to the forums.. great free tips here : 5 Networking Tips and Tricks | Maximum PC
See if they helps out.. otherwise.. we can suggest other ways.

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My wife's Lenovo with Windows 8.1 can see my Homegroup files; however my computer (HP Pavilion 500-281 with Windows 7) fails to see hers, it doesn't even see my own. Both computers can access the Internet. The command sfc/scanow could not repair some files. My wife's computer fixed the network adapter. I read a bunch of online analyses but none accomplished a repair. I suspect a network problem but can't find one. When I click on Homegroup, only my wife's name appears with 4 files but those files don't open; my name doesn't show. I conclusion, the sharing is a one-way affair...
 

A:communication between two Homegroup computers

Download the Net Adapter Repair All In One Please use this direct link

Save the application to your desktop, right click and run as administrator.

Note: Your ethernet cable must be plugged in during this process!!

Click the Advanced repair.


Click OK at the prompt to continue.
The program will need to reboot your machine, allow it to do so.
Check your issue.
If the issue still persist re-open (as administrator) the tool, check all boxes in the picture below.

Click Run All Selected.

Any prompts like the one below, select All Network Adapters.

Once you are prompted to restart the do so.

Check your issue. report back.
 

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Until recently, my networking of computers in my home did not use HomeGroup, instead doing it "the old fashioned way" through Windows. With the installation of a new desktop PC on my network, I tried HomeGroup and it is not working as advertised.

I have three computers. One in Win7 Home Premium, one is Windows 8.1 and the new desktop is Win 7 Pro. All three appear under Network in Windows Explorer/File Explorer and I can access files and pictures that way.

I created the HomeGroup on the Win7 Pro machine. I joined the HomeGroup on the other two machines with the HomeGroup password. The Win7 Pro machine appears under HomeGroup as expected on the other two machines. However, the other two machines do not appear on any computer. The HomeGroup troubleshooter found nothing. All three computers are set "Home" at the network type.

Any suggestions out there on how to get HomeGroup working as it should?

Thanks,

Doug

A:Homegroup not showing all network computers

See if this helps:

Please check your Services in the trouble PCs. Ensure that the required services are Started on all the computers:
Go to Start\Control Panel\ Administrative Tools\ Services.
- Computer Browser
- DHCP Client
- DNS Client
- Network Connections
- Network Location Awareness
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- Server
- TCP/IP Netbios helper
- Workstation
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host
All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.
To change the startup type, double-click on the service name and change accordingly.

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I am ripping the hair out of my head and screaming at my PC. Why can I not find a simple answer to this simple question on google?

I have posed this question in so many different forms, using so many different synonyms on google search that I have run out of words in the English language! The only thing I have not tried yet is spelling words backwards or putting them up side down

Could someone please tell me exactly how many Windows 7 PC's can be connected together in a homegroup?

A:How many computers can you connect to a windows 7 homegroup?

If you can believe this here is a definitive answer.

HomeGroup - Network Size Limit

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This started as a HomeGroup issue, but seems to be more basic. Both 64-bit Win7 Home Premium computers were networking (wirelessly) fine using NetGear router, then I moved and switched to Uverse, then Xfinity routers. The issue is the same on both: In (Network and Sharing Center) => [Show full map], Laptop JOHN-PC sees the full map and after clicking on desktop MARY-PC can read all files. MARY-PC sees the full map but cannot connect to JOHN-PC--that is, the cursor does not change to a hand when hovering over it and neither right-click nor left-click is operable. I have Credentials set up in each machine to log into the account on the other: MARY-PC/Mary and JOHN-PC/John. But this is more basic than HomeGroup because even if I "Leave the HomeGroup" on MARY-PC and change its workgroup name to XWORKGROUP (different than on JOHN-PC), JOHN-PC can still read all files on MARY-PC. MARY-PC still sees the JOHN-PC icon but cannot access it. JOHN-PC/C: is shared.
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MARY-PC can ping to IPv4 address of JOHN-PC. and browses the web fine. I've checked out most solutions I could find on the web. IPv6 seems to be enabled in both computer and router. All HomeGroup settings seem to be right. I tried enabling NetBios over TCP/IP though I thought that was outmoded and flawed. I've checked the list of services that are posted as being required for HomeGrouping. MARY-PC has Atheros Dualband adaptor. I will be happy to provide any other hardware/software details. Any help ... Read more

A:Can connect Computers A to B, but not B to A. Not a HomeGroup Issue

Hi cab,

Can you try accessing the shared drive/folder by using the IP Address? Here's a Post that might be of helped to guide you.

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User A on Computer A has created a homegroup on Ultimate.
User B on Computer B has joined the homegroup with Home Premium.
User A on Computer A(on another Ultimate) has joined the homegroup.
(All 64 bit)
(Shortly, there are two computers with the same username and same computer name such as John on John-PC.)
(They are never connected at the same time. - They can not anyway. They are on the same computer, but in different partitions.)

Second User A does not have access to the shared libraries or folders (which are shared as homegroup read/write). Why?
Can the problem be solved?

UPDATE: It is working now, I couldn't find an option to delete the post.

A:Two Computers with the Same Username and Computer Name in Homegroup

I would really rename one of those machines.

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I have two computers:

1. A laptop running Win 7 HP 64-bit
2. A desktop running Win 7 Pro 64-bit

There are on the same homegroup.

I am wondering if there is a way to sync the libraries on each. So, for example, if I change a file in 'Documents' on the laptop, the file in 'Documents' on the desktop will change. Or, if I add a song to 'Music' on the desktop, the song will be added to 'Music' on the laptop. Get it?

If any of you know if this can be done, please let me know. And if it can, how?

Thanks!

A:Syncing Libraries Between Homegroup Computers

The Msoft SyncToy is made just for this and works well for me. The second link shows you how to use it.

SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.

Download details: SyncToy 2.1

Sync Center: frequently asked questions

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i am using win7 on my pc connected via LAN and win8 on my girlfriends laptop connected via wireless and i have been trying to connect homegroup
i made the group on my pc and when i tried to connect on the laptop it said that the computer could no longer detect the home group so i made the home group off the laptop and then when i tried to connect on the pc it said i need to be connected to a home/private network which i am as i am connected via LAN.

any solution for either option?

A:Homegroup not connecting between computers on same network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by low90


i am using win7 on my pc connected via LAN and win8 on my girlfriends laptop connected via wireless and i have been trying to connect homegroup
i made the group on my pc and when i tried to connect on the laptop it said that the computer could no longer detect the home group so i made the home group off the laptop and then when i tried to connect on the pc it said i need to be connected to a home/private network which i am as i am connected via LAN.

any solution for either option?


It sounds like you need to from a Public network to a private or Home network before the Homegroup can be created. The following link will help you do that.

Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

Most other Homegroup problem can be fixed by going through the Homegroup trouble shooter in the following link.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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After the Win 10 Threshold 2 Upgrade, many users are having Networking issues, especially not being able to see other PC's on the network in File Explorer's Network panel and Homegroup panel.

I have 3 Laptops on my network and encountered this issue and have spent several days tweaking all sorts of settings and trying many solutions I saw online. Finally one worked and now I can see all 3 Laptops in each panel in the Network section and all 3 Laptops in each panel in the Homegroup section. So everything is back to functioning properly.

This is what worked for me:

Open the services menu by clicking start and then typing 'services.msc' and pressing enter.

Look for the following services in the list:

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

1. I reset each of these settings FROM "Manual" TO "Automatic" one by one.

2. Right after doing each of those changes, I RESTARTED each service.

3. On two of the Laptops I had to LEAVE the Homegroup and REJOIN it.

4. I shut down all the Laptops and restarted each back up one at a time, starting with my primary Laptop which was the creator of the Homegroup.

Everything is displaying perfectly now!

The only other change today was I got this Cumulative Update which updated Win 10 on all... Read more

A:*** How I Fixed My Missing Network & Homegroup Computers ***

Hey thanks for your solution to this problem. I have about a dozen computers on my home network, and when I upgraded the devices running Windows 10 to the November 2015 1511 Version, a couple of the Windows devices 'disappeared' from the network map - at least on the Windows 10 devices as I still have a couple of devices running Windows 7 and the 'missing' computers were shown on the Windows 7 network maps. I spent several hours on the phone with Windows Support but in the end they were totally mystified. I searched and searched the web for a few days looking for someone with the same problem and perhaps a solution. I did find one other guy on Windows10forums.com with the same problem but he didn't have a solution either. When I found your thread on this forum I tried it and it fixed the problem completely. Accordingly I've posted your thread on the Windows10forums.com web site as well. How did you figure this out?

Thanks again!

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I upgraded both of my laptops to Windows 10. I tried to connect them in a homegroup, but it's detecting the old homegroup that no longer exists anymore. How do I get them to stop detecting it?

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

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

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

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

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

Problem Laptop is the ONLY machine using wifi.

My router/wifi is an Asus RT-AC68U.

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

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

Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?

Thanks,
Ken

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Hello
i have 4 networked computers (all connected through ethernet cables) They used to talk to each other fine. Now one (Call it KPC) is able to access all of the computers but none can access it. Another computer (RPC) says that it does not have permission to access it, even though i have all my file sharing turned on.

It used to ask me for a password and even though i would enter the correct password (the same on all computers) it said "logon failed: wrong username or bad password".

Also I have added KPC to the RPC homegroup using the password and it just doesnt show up on the RPC homegroup page. I really NEED RPC to be able to access KPC's everything (documents, printers etc) the rest arent a big deal at all. What happened and why did it just stop working??

A:Cannot see homegroup computer and connect to networked computers

Welcome to SF,

Does the problematic computer has any Security or Firewall software installed?

Can you ping the IP Address from another computer? If you need assistance on how to do this please let us know.

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So I have HomeGroup working on my home PC and my laptop. I want to make it so that any files I place or any changes I make in the "Videos" and "Music" folder will automatically be shared with my laptop and placed in it's "Video/Music" folder (I mean the folders that are easy-accessed in the sidebar of Windows Explorer under "Libraries"). Is this possible? If so, how do I accomplish it?

A:How do I do automatic file transfers on two computers in HomeGroup?

Windows sync toy works well for that.

Download: SyncToy 2.1 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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three Win 7 home premium systems on homegroup are experiencing random Windows Explorer freezes multiple times daily. Is started four weeks ago and has gotten worse. I've run driver updates, run srf/ scannow with two of the PC's have errors have checked CBS log and the errors that are related to Windows failed updates (HRESULTS=0x800f080d CBS_E_Manafest invalid item 0x800f0805 CBS_E_ invalid Package. I've checked HHD are all good, have run three different vendors virus & malware scans on each which cam back negative. The only event I can think of is our power went out for two days just before these problems started but, only two computer related problem I encountered when the power came back on was access to our wireless connected Brother MFC9840CDW. I had to reconfig it to connect to FIOS router and each PC. And, one of the PC is part of Homegoup but doesn't always show up in Homegroup. The freeze is initiated by clicking an item on an open program on the desktop or taskbar. Even the system clock freezes. At this point I hesitant to upgrade to Win 10 without doing a clean install on all systems.
Any feed back is appreciated.

Thanks,
RichC

A:Windows explorer randon freeze on three computers on my Homegroup

Your title says that windows explorer is freezing what what you describe in how it can happen is a full system hang and not just the explorer freezing, is this correct? When your power went out was it due to a storm or something being damaged in your area and are the pc's on surge protectors?

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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.

A: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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Hey guys, new here. I'm having a small problem with homegroup.

Basically I set up homegroup on the Windows 7 build 6xxx. There are two other Windows 7 computers on the network using this homegroup.
I since deleted the install and installed the RC1.
However for some odd reason, Windows is still detecting the old homegroup even though the computer that created it no longer exists. And I don't remember the password so I can't join it on my new Windows 7 install.
So Windows 7 is not letting me delete the homegroup, join it (because I forgot the password) or create a new one.

Really confused.. so far i'm not liking the feature.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

A:Homegroup issues

  
Quote: Originally Posted by UnitedWeFall


Hey guys, new here. I'm having a small problem with homegroup.

Basically I set up homegroup on the Windows 7 build 6xxx. There are two other Windows 7 computers on the network using this homegroup.
I since deleted the install and installed the RC1.
However for some odd reason, Windows is still detecting the old homegroup even though the computer that created it no longer exists. And I don't remember the password so I can't join it on my new Windows 7 install.
So Windows 7 is not letting me delete the homegroup, join it (because I forgot the password) or create a new one.

Really confused.. so far i'm not liking the feature.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


okay so you had homegroups for awhile right?
what you have to is tell the other computers to the leave the homegroup....
that should reset the homegroup configuration....

also you should be able to view the password from any computer that has originally joined the HG before...
go to the control panel and click on the HomeGroups icon there you should see this

click on that and should see the password...
if you want them to leave then scroll down alittle lower and you should see the "leave the homegroup" link...
that should remove the computer from that homegroup and once that is done to all the computers then you should be able to create a new one...

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hi guys

i have two laptops i am trying to link using homegroup.

i have had several issues and overcome most of them so far, but i've got a new one.

by turning off my firewall i can now get one to recognise there is a homegroup and offers the "join" option. when i try to join, enter password, and nothing happens. it says it "cannot connect this laptop to homegroup" any ideas why this might be?

I can see and view my folders through my small network via router, but it would be nice to get homegroups up and running, before i add my other computers to win 7.

so far i have had to reset through safe mode to enable drives again.
i have enabled lots of network services, and i have disabled my firewall (i dont want this to be permenant obviously), oh and my clocks are spot on

A:more homegroup issues

Can the machines ping each other successfully?

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Just wondering if anyone else is having issues connecting their x64 machine to x32 homegroups.

I have two x32 machines homegrouping wirelessly with each other over the same router network (and workgroup) as my x64 computer - which cannot connect to their homegroup.

I've been around and around this; checking services, leaving joining etc to no avail. The 32-bit machines connect seamlessly the way its supposed to work, and the 64-bit machine is invited to join, but cannot. It can access all the others just fine through typical (workgroup) networking.

A:Homegroup x64 to x32 issues

Still chipping away at this ... I changed the computer name on one of the (x32) Homegroup computers, but the x64 machine is still prompted to join the homegroup on the old computer name.

Where might this information be stored so that it can be deleted?

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For months (perhaps even years) I have been using the same homegroup with no issues. As of late my main desktop computer cannot seem to access the other computers on the homegroup.
It can see the others and it shows the shared folders but I cannot seem to get past that point.


This is what I see. I believe it's supposed to look like this when it loads and once it gains access to the other computers it changes into the corresponding icons.

It remains like this for some reason.

I have ipv6 on, services on, etc.

I have no idea how to troubleshoot this.

Just checked again. Apparently this computer doesn't even show up on the HG list at all. It connects successfully but doesn't show up on the list.

Any ideas?

A:Homegroup Issues

Hello ak120691,

I get this as well sometimes. Usually it's just a delay and will be fine in a few minutes, but closing and reopening Windows Explorer helps as well.

If that doesn't help you, then you might see if leaving and rejoining the homegroup may help.

Homegroup - Leave

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Im having a difficult time trying to setup a Homegroup for my network. I have a desktop and a laptop that are both running Win7. I created a homegroup with the desktop and it gave me a password to use on the other computers. When I go into Homegroups from the control panel with the laptop, it doesnt recognize that there already is one created. I have no option to join, only to create. Any ideas?

A:HomeGroup Issues

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tanger


Im having a difficult time trying to setup a Homegroup for my network. I have a desktop and a laptop that are both running Win7. I created a homegroup with the desktop and it gave me a password to use on the other computers. When I go into Homegroups from the control panel with the laptop, it doesnt recognize that there already is one created. I have no option to join, only to create. Any ideas?


Hi Tanger and welcome

Two ways you can go. One change from homegroup to workgroup. That utilizes IPv4 instead of IPv6 (IPv6 has issues with connectivity and, slowness, drops with some systems). To change is fairly simple.

The other is to remove both computers form the homegroup. then making sure the anme is the same in both re-create it. You might also want to change the password to something human.

Let us know if you need help with which ever way you want to go

Ken J+

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I have a desktop (Windows 7 x86 Professional) and laptop (Windows 7 x64 Professional) and am trying to setup a Homegroup for my network. I have seen a couple forum threads with people having issues, and I am also having issues. I have tried all of the Homegroup troubleshooting options (this is not an IPv6 problem).

Basically, I booted both systems, went into Network & Sharing and saw the "Ready to create" option for HomeGroup. I created a HomeGroup on my Desktop, then rebooted the Desktop. After rebooting, I could see "joined" in the Homegroup area on my Desktop, but I still saw "Ready to create" on my Laptop. I rebooted my laptop, but I still saw "Ready to create."

I saw that someone had created a HomeGroup on two machines and it gave him an option to merge both groups. I went ahead and created a HomeGroup on my Laptop, and it allowed me to go through with it. It never gave me any errors or anything of that sort, but simply allowed me to create two parallel HomeGroups.

No matter how many times I repeat this process I cannot get any errors.

Both computers are connected to the same network on a Linksys WRT54GL router running Tomato.

Any ideas on what steps to take next are appreciated!

Thanks

A:Homegroup issues

did you properly install the firmware on your router? You're supposed to do a nvram erase prior to configuring it.

You shouldn't need to create two homegroups. In my house I just create a homegroup on one PC and then join that same homegroup from the others.

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ok guys,

ive done some searching both here and google and cant seem to find what i need. i have 3 pc's all on windows 7, one home prem, and 2 ult. one ult and the home prem are dule core laptops (only home prem are 64 bit) rest 32 bit.

laptop 1 is 64 bit intel on wireless (connects to all homegroups fine)

laptop 2 32 bit 7 ult on wireless (connects to all homegroups fine)

desktop 32 bit 7 ult wired (doesnt connect at all, first said ipv6 was disabled, got that done i think, and now it just says, windows can't connect to homegroup.)

the 2 laptops connect just fine..but im having issues with the wired desktop


ive taken zone alarm off, as well as avg. also i have tryed starting a homegroupe from the desktop, it seems to start them just fine. and all pc's can see the homegroup, but none can join. it just says "windows can't start homegroup" and thats it...
any ideas?

thanks for your help...

A:homegroup issues,

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jwomack


ok guys,

ive done some searching both here and google and cant seem to find what i need. i have 3 pc's all on windows 7, one home prem, and 2 ult. one ult and the home prem are dule core laptops (only home prem are 64 bit) rest 32 bit.

laptop 1 is 64 bit intel on wireless (connects to all homegroups fine)

laptop 2 32 bit 7 ult on wireless (connects to all homegroups fine)

desktop 32 bit 7 ult wired (doesnt connect at all, first said ipv6 was disabled, got that done i think, and now it just says, windows can't connect to homegroup.)

the 2 laptops connect just fine..but im having issues with the wired desktop


ive taken zone alarm off, as well as avg. also i have tryed starting a homegroupe from the desktop, it seems to start them just fine. and all pc's can see the homegroup, but none can join. it just says "windows can't start homegroup" and thats it...
any ideas?

thanks for your help...


What does event viewer say? Type eventvwr in search>go to the windows log>apllication tab. Look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that refer to the problem. when you find them note the event ID and source code and let us know what they are

Ken

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Ok so i updated from win8 to 8.1 so i could actually run the new dragon age. After updating i got the stupid update loop which i fixed. Here's my new problem, after updating it said i had created a homegroup something which i never did and it keeps asking me for a password- which of course i don't have, it should also be mentioned that the original HG was created on this machine and was also shared with a win7 machine- which i believe is somehow still connected to a homegroup which doesn't exist. When trying to connect to homegroup entering the old pass says the homegroup doesnt exist anymore, however it also says on the homegroup page that i still created one- which as before mentioned doesnt exist on a connection try. when double clicking through normal networking file sharing a windows credential comes up asking me for the info to connect to the win7 pc- which has no pass on it. i also have no peer networking folder either so i have no idea whats going on any ideas?

A:Upgrade win 8.1 homegroup issues

How do I delete a Homegroup?
If everyone leaves the homegroup, it will no longer exist. For more information, see Leave a homegroup.


To remove a computer from a homegroup, follow these steps on the computer you want to remove:

Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
Click Leave the homegroup.Click Leave the homegroup, and then click Finish.
What should I do if I forget my homegroup password?

To find the homegroup password, follow these steps on a computer that is part of the homegroup:

Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.Click View or print the homegroup password.

Links:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/homegroup-frequently-asked-questions

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Trying to figure out how I can correctly connect all 4 computers to the homegroup/network. (all running 8.1)
Right now, I see all computers on the network but once I set a file to share,and I try to access it from another computer, it says "windows cannot access DESKTOP COMPUTER"
I basically want to create a server with all of the files on one computer, and all other computers can access the files i designate to share.
Can someone help me out? I been spending days trying to figure this out but it never works properly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. My router is a Lynksys e2500.

A:Homegroup/ Network issues.

If the folder or file is not in a Library, which is nothing more than a shortcut to a folder, it will cause issues.

If you want to be able to have full access to all folders on each machine. You have to Leave the Homegroup, Trn the feature off and just use standard Network Workgroup sharing.

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Well I'm new here so first I'll say hello. I'm having some homegroup issues. I'm trying to view my Windows Media Player library on another computer on my home network. I finally figured out how to make my laptop library show up under the "Other Libraries" tab in windows media player on my other computer. The only problem is that none of my songs are showing up. I went into the homegroup and enabled all the sharing/streaming features. When I click the check boxes to enable certain file sharing such as Music, Videos, Printers, etc. and click save it appears to save my selectionions, but then when I open it back up all the boxes are un-checked. I think this may have something to do with it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Homegroup media issues

Please update your specs - the link is in my signature. Gateway makes a lot of computers...

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Have seen this discussed on the net but I have tried some of the suggested fixes and they have not worked. Have a pc and a notebook both running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Homegroup had been set up on the pc and I just got the notebook and have joined the same homegroup I have two printers physically attached to the pc and none as yet to the notebook. The notebook found one of the printers wirelessly
initially without a hitch, the other printer It found later and alerted me to the fact and said to press the install printer button . And this is the problem the button does not work and as such does not install the printer. As I have said I have tried many of the suggest fixes but I still can get the button to work. Any help would be most appreciated.

A:Homegroup printer issues

Welcome to Seven forums Titanic. You may have to install the printer driver on the machine which is not seeing the printer. Also in the Home Group sharing option make sure Printers is checked.
I had this same issue with my Home Group.

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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

A: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,

A little back story before I address my problem. I have an older desktop running WIndows 7 Pro 64-bit I use as a Subsonic & Minecraft server and I originally had everything setup as a nice well behaved homegroup with my current desktop and laptop so I could easily move files back and forth between the server and my main desktop. However, my new roomate is a Mac user and to give him direct access to the server to be able to easily put his music on to the subsonic server or access the other media that's not there I had to switch from a homegroup to a workgroup. I made him an account and he has no problem accessing the folders I've shared.

On my Win 8 desktop, when I go to folders on the server I can see them but it says I don't have permission, I made an account in the workgroup with the same computer name as mine and it never prompts me for a login. I've tried just trying to run a homegroup and workgroup at the sametime and sharing it that way. No dice.

Network discovery is on
Printer and File Sharing is on
HomeGroup connections is set to Use User Accounts and passwords

This is true for both the Win 8 computer and the Win 7 computer.

Thoughts on what to try?

Is there an easier way to give both my Win 8 desktop and my roomate's Mac access to the shared folders on the Win 7 desktop?

A:Setting up Homegroup/Workgroup Issues

It may help to first remove both machines from the old Homegroup, it sounds like one of them was still part of the original Homegroup.

I'm not so sure about the Mac working along side a Homegroup however, in order to share Library's to machines which are in the same local Workgroup but not included in the Homegroup, you need to click on a Library then choose "Specific People" then open the drop down list and choose "Everyone" and select read/write access as required.

This will share Library's outside the Homegroup, local users in the Workgroup will not have access to your Library's unless you do this.

This is different from the other Homegroup users who would typically have access to all shared Library's on all other Homegroup machines.

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I have a Acer Win 7 laptop and when I bought it nearly a year ago I set up a homegroup on it. Let's call it Homegroup1. I was negligent and did not record the homegroup password, or, if I did, I don't remember where. I had some issues with the laptop and sent it in for warranty work, where they replaced the hard drive and required a factory reset. When I did the factory reset, I set up a 2nd homegroup as prompted. Call this Homegroup2. My husband joined Homegroup2 on his laptop and has the password there. And all went swimmingly until it became obvious the laptop repair didn't actually fix the problem and I had to send it back in AGAIN. It returned with the same hard drive and settings, but I no longer seem to be able to access or detect Homegroup2. I am, however, detecting Homegroup1, which has an unknown-to-me password and is basically being run by a nonexistent PC (since the computer running it got reset and now has a new name and identity). I tried to enter Homegroup2 Password and Windows rejects it as the wrong password.

I would like to delete ALL these homegroups and try again because this is ridiculous. But I can't get the "original" PC (the one I had to reset) to leave the homegroup and therefore delete it, because apparently to delete the homegroup all computers have to leave it. Is there some way to do this? Because it seems like I'm in a catch-22 devised by evil geniuses.

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A:Homegroup issues after factory reset

I suppose I should mention my husband was messing around with routers during this; we replaced an old one with a FIOS one and added a higher speed one to the FIOS one to actually connect to, to supposedly make everything super fast. But I'm uncertain about the timing.

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This weekend, I configured three Win7 computers on my parents network: a Desktop PC (64 bit; hardline to wireless router), an HTPC (64 bit; wireless), and a Laptop (32 bit; wireless). At first, I encountered a lot of Homegroup headaches. I created a Homegroup on the Desktop, but both HTPC and Laptop would not join. After a lot of troubleshooting, I hardlined both the Laptop and the HTPC to the wireless router -- and both instantly connected to the Homegroup.
I then disconnected the HTPC and Laptop, re-instated their wireless connections, shared all default folders (i.e., music, pictures, documents, etc.) on each of the three computers, and began some random testing. I immediately noticed various strange issues/bugs/glitches.
1) With all three computers on, I could not change the name of a folder in the HTPC's picture folder. I confirmed that I was not trying to manipulate the Desktop's or Laptop's picture folders. I was simply using the HTPC to try to change the name of a shared folder on its own hard drive. The error message said something to the effect of: You cannot change the name of this folder as it is currently in use.
2) With the Desktop computer OFF (as noted, I created the Homegroup on this computer), I was unable to share files between the HTPC and the Laptop, even though each recognized the other on the Homegroup. As soon as I turned on the Desktop, all computers could share files. Surely the Homegroup-creating computer need not be on for files to be shared, r... Read more

A:Homegroup headaches; random issues; one fix

eyc, do you have a virus program or firewall on? To be honest I am also still discovering the Homegroups and strugling with things, but I found that disbling the firewall will allow some things to be setup (the printer thing is likely that)
Let me know your progress since I also need some help with homegroups

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hi all

I recently purchased a new sager laptop. I have been working on cleaning up duplicate files on my drives on my desktop so did not worry about my sager being on the homegroup.

So last week I decided to set up the sager on the home group. I discovered that I could not get the sager access to any other files on the network and also the desktop could not access the files on the sager. The exception to this was the public folder set of folders.

I changed all of the permissions (I think) to the proper settings on both computers and thought I was fine. I went to get into the homegroup today and ended up getting an error on the destkop that the home group could not be started. I went into the services program and discovered that all of the services for the homegroup were set to manual. I set them to automatic. I accidentally changed one of the services (peer network group) to local system. I am not sure what I was thinking. Anyway, when I try to change it back, it says that the password is not a valid password.
So we have a few issues to deal with.
1. I cannot figure out what the password would be for local service log on under the options for the peer networking group
2. Why are the permissions seemingly not working when the sager and desktop try to access each others files.

I would totally be fine with turning off the home group and restarting it if we can reset the associated services. Of note, the old laptop cannot even join the home group, which makes se... Read more

A:Homegroup issues with new pc, but problem seems to be with old desktop

As long as PC and laptop see each other in network, the above info is unnecessary.

On laptop, make sure the network is set as Home/Private.

First, Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7 download the reg file for Peer Networking Grouping and right click-merge it. Hopefully, it will reset the account too. You don't even need this service for Homegroup.

You will need the following as started for homegroup:
- Computer Browser
- DHCP Client
- DNS Client
- Network Connections
- Network Location Awareness
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- Server
- TCP/IP Netbios helper
- Workstation
-- Start one by one if above doesn't help
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host
- IPsec

Most of these should already be started, (in my homegroup I had to enable a few of the above manually to make auto-discovery work).

Also on your desktop go into Advanced Sharing Settings (Network and Sharing Center) and check the options:
- Turn on network discovery
- Turn on file and printer sharing
- Use 128-bit...
- Turn on password protected sharing
- Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections

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I need help with these I cannot join my homegroup.

A:Cannot join Homegroup Permission Issues

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lkurrt


I need help with these I cannot join my homegroup.


You might try going down the list of Homegroup fixes in the link below. It covers most of the common issues associated with setting up a Homegroup.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek

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I currently have a Brother MFC-8220 hooked up via USB to my main PC in my basement. I have 5 other machines - 4 laptops and one other PC. Currently 2 of the 4 laptops and the PC can print to the printer through the HomeGroup. The 2 other laptops cannot even find the printer on the network or in the HomeGroup.

1. Laptop can see all the other PCs on the HomeGroup but cannot see the printer. This laptop cannot be seen by other machines.

2. Lptop cannot see any other PC on the HomeGroup except for the host PC but still cannot see the printer. This laptop can be seen by other machines.

It is very odd that they are both acting differently. They are all set to share everything including the printer. The printer is set to share obviously as I can print from other laptop and PC with no issues.

Any help here would be great. My current system specs are for the #1 laptop I mentioned above.

A:HomeGroup printer sharing issues

Hi there,

Have you tried manually installing the printer driver from the computers in question using this method?
Click on the Start button, in the run box type \\ComputerName\SharedPrinterName then tap the enter key from your keyboard.

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My issues with homegroup started with Windows 7. In 7 I could create a homegroup and join with my wife's computer but neither could access the other's folders. Both computers did see the other computer and the top level folders but could not go any deeper. Both were running Windows 7.

I upgraded both computers to Windows 10 and now have a different problem. With both computers on if I select homegroup on my computer from folders it asks me if I want to join. There is no homegroup to join but I selected that anyway and was advised there is no homegroup to join. If my wife's computer is off I can create a homegroup on my computer. When my wife's computer boots up the homegroup disappears and I am asked once again if I want to join a homegroup on my computer. On my wife's computer I can create a homegroup with both computers running but I have not tried to access it from my computer.

Both computers are running pro and are on the same subnet.

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Hello. I am running Windows 7 and yesterday my wife bought an HP 3512 printer. It has wireless capabilities, so she thought it would be nice to be able to print from other computers or tablets or phones in our house.

I originally had issues even getting it to connect via wireless but it is now connected to my router, has an IP address, and if I log into my router, I see its connection. The printer works fine if I have it plugged in via USB. But as soon as I unplug the cable, the printer goes offline. Now, I assumed that by wireless printer, that meant I would not even need it hooked up to my desktop. Maybe I am wrong on that though.

But my main issue is I cannot get the printer shared with the homegroup. If I run the printer troubleshooting, it even tells me that the printer is not shared with the homegroup and I should try to have it shard as administrator. So I click that box then it tells me it found but could not fix the issue. It's still not shared. If I go to the printer, go to properties, then sharing, if I try to click share and apply changes, I get an error saying "printer settings could not be saved. error code (0x0000000001) or something. It simply will not go onto the homegroup.

So question one would be.. how do I do this? If I add it to the homegroup to be shared, would that allow me to move the printer off of my desk and unplug the USB and still be able to print?

Also, still regarding Homegroups. My computer is connected via wire to my FIOS router... Read more

A:Homegroup issues with sharing a network printer

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Fighting with HOMEGROUP and Limited connection issues:

I have an asus Q500a been mostly using at my house on wifi,
brought to work turned it on and got it to fine, but I don't remember if it was wifi or wired. ,,, took back home used it on wifi again just fine,
brought back to work next day,,, bam...
ive been plagued with the 'limited' issue [wifi or wired] ...
ive gotten it at least on time to connect successfully, but now here another day and I cant figure this out.
super frustrated with this. spent over 2 hours trying to get connected to the internet

A:Fighting with HOMEGROUP and Limited connection issues

interesting that link is for a docking station...

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Hello,

My office upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 about 3 months ago. Since then we've been having one heckuva time with our networking - we can no longer print to each others' printers, most of us can no longer access shared files, and while we used to have a Homegroup that was created on my computer several years ago, when attempting to manage the Homegroup, it says one was created, but doesn't give me an option to view the password.

I've spent the past few months searching for and trying a myriad of fixes, but have made no progress in resolving these issues.

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

here are the things i have tried so far.

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

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

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Hi Everyone

I'm having some HomeGroup issues as follows:-

- Windows 10 1607 X64 with latest cumulative updates
- Logged on as local Admin User to Desktop PC
- Homegroup that was previously working now no longer working (this Desktop was used to create the Homegroup)
- Instead, under Homegroup see "you have been invited to join homegroup" message
- Can't see Homegroup or Homegroup Password
- All of my other desktops & laptops are also Windows 10 1607 X64 with latest cumulative updates also have under Homegroup see "you have been invited to join homegroup"

I thought perhaps delete / re-create Homegroup would work - except I cant work out how to do this.

Any suggestions how I get my Homegroup working again????

Thanks

Mick

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I am trying to share folders on my deskop with my laptop, but I need something that will allow me to edit photos in lightroom on my laptop that are stored on my desktop via Lightroom.
Thought that maybe windows 7 "homegroup" feature might allow me to do this, but when I try and setup a homegroup on my desktop it says "Cannot create a homegroup on this computer"

Accessing my desktop via logmein.com, to try and set this up. My desktop is currently several miles away, and I need to access those files.

I read something about deleting a file in /peernetworking/idstore.sst - Deleted it and rebooted, still get the same error.

Both laptop and desktop are running Windows 7. Have dropbox installed, but it is already loaded with photos, no room left. So really if I cannot solve this
issue soon, is there any software that will do the same thing?

A:Sharing Folders and files Windows 7 (Homegroup issues)

So really if I cannot solve this issue soon, is there any software that will do the same thing? "Cannot create a homegroup on this computer"Hi -Have youever thought of downloading to a CD or DVD or Flash drive to transfer them ??Once installed on the 2nd computer you can edit them or just keep them on CD until needed.Regards -

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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.

A: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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Was setting up a new backup system and was running into access issues. Since everything was set properly, thought, well, I'll just dump the HomeGroup and set up a new one. Solved the access issue, but now, my 64 bit machine sees the 2 32 bit machines, but they don't see it (they do see each other). No problem accessing shares through the network tree and all show correctly in full network map, but I can't get either 32 bit to see the 64 in HomeGroup. (They all showed prior to redoing the Homegroup)

Any ideas?

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I create a homegroup on my desktop and go to join the homegroup on my laptop but after entering the homegroup password it says that I am part of a homegroup but "no other homegroup computers are currently available" I have selected to share all of my libraries, yet when I go back to homegroup settings all the libraries are unchecked, and they become unchecked right after I check them and leave the homegroup settings. I have tried disabling my firewall and gone through all of the advanced homegroup settings and still no luck. Any suggestions?

A:"No other homegroup computers are currently available"

Are both computers running Windows 7? Are both versions able to create and/or join a homegroup? What security software do you have installed on your computers?

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Hi All,
Ive got 2 desktops & 1 Laptop connected all running win7.
Desktop 1 created the homegroup, but cannot see the others in homegroup and gives message above. But does see them in workgroup networking.
Desktop 2 & laptop joined this homegroup, and see each other and the original desktop1. These two work fine.
Ive looked through the forum, havent found the answer.
Any ideas?

A:"No Other Homegroup Computers Are Available"

Same problem so I'll ride along. 7 on 2 PC's. Passwod the same.
Desktop sees laptop.
Laptop doesn't see Desktop. Networking sees both.

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

A:homegroup name

  
Quote: Originally Posted by buster52


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


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

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

zx81

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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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I have a new Windows 7 laptop and am trying to access my iMac on the homegroup wireless network. I can see the Mac, but when asked for credentials they are rejected. Am I correct in assuming that a homegroup will only accept Windows 7 devices, and I should have some other network setup? If that is the case, how do I get rid of the homegroup and set up the correct configuration?

I have been searching for a solution on the internet and am just getting increasingly confused. Frankly, I am beginnig to think I am just stupid. I did not have this much hassle in setting up the network on my old XP laptop.

Help!

A:Homegroup & Mac OS 10

Your assumptions are correct. Homegroups is only for Win 7 machines. You need to leave the Homegroup from the Win 7 machine then create a Workgroup or use the Public file sharing options.

Homegroup - Leave

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Hi everyone.

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

So bear with me.

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

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

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

A:HomeGroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gl1976


Hi everyone.

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

So bear with me.

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

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

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


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

To use set up a new connection using workgroup instead.

Let us know if you need help

Ken

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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

A: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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I thought it was pretty straight forward. Guess its not.
I've got the password and whatnot ready from my computer so I want my laptop to connect to it. However it only says 'Create a Homegroup' rather then 'Join Homegroup.' I tried troubleshooting but that crap never really does anything. I really don't have a clue how to set this thing up. I tried to follow a youtube video however I just can't see 'Join Homegroup'. My Laptop is on Windows 7 Home Premium and my Computer is on Windows 7 Ultimate. Both on Service Pack 1 and 64bit.

Help?
 

A:How to set up a Homegroup?

By what means are you connecting the two? Are you going through a router? Are you using wireless or ethernet?
 

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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?

A: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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Hello,

I am encountering a problem with Homegroup set up in Windows 7 Professional. Seeking for a solution.

I have one desktop, one laptop, and 2 tablets. These computers are running on Windows 7 Professional.

Here is my set-up network configuration:

The desktop wires to the main router, and hosts Homegroup.
The laptop and 2 tablet wireless to the main router. These computers can detect the Homegroup and request for Homegroup password. I enter the password, none of the computers (laptop, tablets) can connect to the Homegroup.

Note: I want the desktop acts as a server and hosts the Homegroup.

Now I try. I remove the Homegroup that is hosted by the desktop. I create a new Homegroup on the laptop.
The desktop and 2 tablets are able to detect the Homegroup that is hosted by the laptop (I called "laptop Homegroup").
2 tablets are able to connect to the laptop Homegroup, but the desktop cannot.

I disable all firewalls (windows and AVG)
All Homegroup sharing setting options are set (e.g. discover network, share files, share printer, etc.)

I do not know what else I can do. Can someone help?

Question: is it possible, we can configure Windows 7 Pro. as a server?
Thanks
CT
 

A:Homegroup

They ALL must use the same name for the "HomeGroup".

What I would do is dele ALL home groups on ALL machines, then add a homegroup to the main machine and then one at time add the access to the other machines.

Edit: Remember that you will get a NEW password when you make this new homegroup.
 

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

A: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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Trying to start a homegroup but when i do windows says one has already been created by me on pc2.

This pc is no longer on my network. How do i make a new one if it still sees a old one?

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I have 5 computers in my Homegroup, 2 Desktops (D1, D2) and 3 Laptops. D1 and the laptops are all running W7 Home Premium, D2 is running W7 Professional x64. All computers see all others, with one big exception - D1 sees D2 but D2 doesn't see D1 in the Homegroup. I ran the HomeGroup troubleshooter on both with no joy.

When I run Network and Sharing Center -> See full map from D2, I see the following:

D2 --------Switch --- Gateway --- World
| |
D1 -- 3 Laptops

From D1, I see the same map with D2 and D1 switched - basically the same map.

From D2, when I open D1, I see the individual shares (not listed as libraries) including "Users"! If I drill down, i.e.
Network -> D1 -> Users -> Me -> AppData -> Roaming -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Libraries
I see all the Libraries normally shown in under Homegroup. If I click on a Library, I see all the contents.

This ruled out the Netgear Switch and Netgear Router, and network hardware in general.

Initially, I had set up the Homegroup from D2 when this problem appeared. I deleted all the computers from the Homegroup, and created a Homegroup on D1 with different password, and re-joined all computers to the new Homegroup. Same Problem. Windows Update is on and all updates installed on both machines.

I then installed W7 Pro X86 on D2, and booted up that install - same result again.

My next attempt will be to install W7 Home Prem on D2 and see what happens, but before that ... Read more

A:Homegroup - Seen and Not Seen

Thanks for your response chev65!

Unlikely that that is causing the problem, as D1, L1 and L2 in the HomeGroup have no problem with it. L3 is running Vista and D3 is XP. L3 should go to Win 7 this week.

I'm leaning more to thinking the issue might be Win 7 Pro vs Win 7 Home Prem, but I would have thought that would have been widely reported if that is the case. Or possibly an IP6 issue - which I know zip about - but is the network layer that implements HomeGroup.

Any other thoughts out there?????

- LazyLeo 1/4/10 (4-Jan-2010 for my European friends)

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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 have started getting the message that a network path can't be found on my homegroup for my laptop. Error code 0x80070035. I have used the network lots of times but suddenly the laptop can see all the files on the PC but the PC can't see the laptop. Any suggestions please?
 

A:Homegroup

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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?
 

A: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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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

A: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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So, I recently updated my laptop to 8.1 and I keep getting the homegroup icon appearing on my desktop. The only thing I share is my printer and I've never had this problem in the past. Is there a way to get it off desktop permanently and is it normal for homegroup to keep appearing like that?

A:Homegroup

Does in go away when you right click an empty spot on the desktop and select Refresh? If not follow the steps here.

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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?

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

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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?

A: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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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
 

A: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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I have just upgraded a second machine to win7 on my little home network.
It immediately offered me the chance to start a homegroup. So I did.
But the machine I upgraded first can't join it. It says I have to install IPv6 first.
But IPv6 is running.
I can see shared files and folders across the network.

A:Homegroup

Go to Network and Sharing Center. Click on local area connection, then click properties. Is there a check next to Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)?

If not, put one there and click ok.

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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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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 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.

A: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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Hello Guys,
I'm using windows 7 ultimate, I'm unable to leave homegroup now... Please
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help

A:HomeGroup

Hello Wilson, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if doing what's in the yellow tip box at the bottom of the tutorial below may be able to help.

Homegroup - Leave

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