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Win7 Homegroup problem

Q: Win7 Homegroup problem

Hi,

if anyone can help ill be really thankful.
pc 1, 2 runnging win7 ultimate x64

1 adsl modem, 1 tp-link router, 2 computers (pc1, pc2).

ADSL(modem) - LAN1 - PC1 , LAN2 - Tp-link
Tp-link - LAN1 - PC2, WAN - ADSL(modem)

Everything is working, but computers cant see each other in HomeGroup.
Tried various methods but nothing work.

So my question is how to set HomeGroup for those 2 computers. Any suggestions?
Thank you

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A: Win7 Homegroup problem

@Moirax . I can't answer your question, but your mention of Homegroup makes me ask what is it for? To avoid hijacking this thread,I'll PM you.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/win7-homegroup-problem.206524/
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A:win7 to win8 homegroup?

Hello Topper,

Sure, a Windows 8/8.1 PC is able to join the same homegroup that Windows 7 PCs are joined to and be able to share files between them the same way.

Homegroup - Join in Windows 8

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/340172-win7-win8-homegroup.html
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HomeGroup from start to finish - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

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A:Solved: One way homegroup win7

Finally got there need to adjust firewall on PC1
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-one-way-homegroup-win7.927061/
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Are you on a Home Network? Is this the only computer involved?
--- Did you originally create the homegroup on this computer or did you have to join a homegroup?
Check out homegroup from start to finish
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/homegroup-help#homegroup-start-to-finish=windows-7&v1h=win81tab1&v2h=win7tab1

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/536998/homegroup-setup-in-win7-pro/
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A:Homegroup and sharing problems Win7/8

Ok I've seen these types of problems many times in the past and there are a few solutions that should help. No guarantee's here because when the Homegroup goes south it really goes down the tubes.

First you will want to go into C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and delete all files in this folder, the picture below shows the path and what these files look like, simply delete all files you see there as these are the source of many problems, such as not being able to leave the Homegroup or not being able to rejoin, etc.

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A:Connecting non-Win7 devices to homegroup

Hello,

As far as I know, homegroup is only for Windows 7 machines. I don't think it is possible to connect with Ubuntu or XP.

~JK

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/57526-connecting-non-win7-devices-homegroup.html
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Hello Hunzeker,

Oh yes, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 can be in the same homegroup. I have one setup with my Windows 8.1 and a Windows 7 on a virtual machine.

As a test, have all computers leave the homegroup to be able to start over fresh.

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

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I choose Leave the homegroup: Your computer could not leave the homegroup.
 
I checked the following services:
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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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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.
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Create a homegroup

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

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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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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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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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A:Another Homegroup Problem (Tried Everything)

Have you checked your firewall on both machines?

See: Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - HomeGroup and Firewall Interaction

Any new anti-virus installed or anything like that which maybe blocking ports?
Dave

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A:Homegroup problem

Have you tried to leave the Home group on both machines then create a new one?

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When you set both computers up at install did you select home user on both?

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A:@#$%! Homegroup problem

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A:Homegroup problem...

both running windows 7 ?

have a read here
Cannot join a Windows 7 computer to a HomeGroup!
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

also have you tried ping each PC - if not we can go through those steps

get an ipconfig /all from each PC and then use the IP address and ping that IP address from the other PC
heres how

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ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
The results from the notepad should now appear in the forum reply.
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Ping Tests

Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> type CMD to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

For Windows 8
to open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.

Type the following command
Ping {then a space and then add the number that is shown against the item labelled "IPv4 Address" shown in the results from the ipconfig /all for the other PC}
Post back the results in a reply here
right click in the command prompt box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

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A:homegroup problem

So all the machines are connected to the modem/router via ethernet?

Can you provide ipconfig /all details of each of the machines? this is a fast way to tell if the machines are on the same network, or not.

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A:HomeGroup problem

Hello bouffant

The HomeUserGroup$ is a built-in account for the HOMEGROUP access.

If you look at the following tutorial it will show you how to view the various accounts on your system. User Account Details - View in Windows 10

It looks as if at some point you may have tried to set up an auto login. In the search box enter netplwiz - this should give you access to the run command for the User control panel. Make sure the check box it ticked as shown below:



See if this fixes it.

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A:HomeGroup Problem

Lots of views, no replies, so I'm going to post one: Am I correct that the router has to support IPv6 in order for Homegroups to work? If so, an on-line search a few minutes ago would indicate that a Linksys WRT54GL does not do so.

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A:Homegroup Problem

Which antivirus software or third party firewall are you using?

This can also be a permissions issue, if permissions aren't granted to a particular Homegroup User account you won't be able to see that machine in the Homegroup network list.
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A:Problem with Homegroup

Hey mate,

Just to make sure you know what it is, and how to set it up, here is a step-by-step tutorial on it: HomeGroup from start to finish - Windows Help

No one else is connected to your WiFi, are they? It is password protected so neighbors cannot connect? That might have something to do with it. If you have a very weak password, consider changing your router password to something not easily guessed. If you still have a problem, troubleshoot here:HomeGroup problems in Windows - Windows Help

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A:Problem with homegroup

Originally Posted by bigbobh


I recently installed win 10 on all our home computers 2 laptops and 4 desktops. before win 10 we had a homegroup and were sharing printers etc now the homegroups seem to have gotten totally messed up with the install of win 10. Three of our computers are win 10 home and 3 are windows 10 pro. When I go into homegroup it says You have been invited to join a homegroup and when I go the computer that it was supposedly set up on it has same message but sends me back to the other one to get the password. Cannot get past password screen because there appears to be no way possible to retrieve the password from any of the 6 computers and they all have the same message about being invited to join and to enter password. It is driving us nuts. Isnt there any way possible to just start the whole homegroup process over and to set it up on one computer and then go to the others and join? Also 3 of the computers are 32 bit and 3 are 64 bit if that makes difference.
Any Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Bob H



This problem seems to have resolved itself. On Aug 5 Microsoft did an update and on the morning of Aug 6 the homegroup function was working properly on all my pcs so I have no Idea what happened .

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whats the point in it at all then, as i believe most folk have ipv4

A:homegroup problem

Homegroup is only between Win7 machines. IPv6 is included in Win7 but in some instances requires a registry hack to fully enable. There are threads here detailing this particular fix.

Here is one.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/49970-homegroup-problem.html
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Hello I am new to this forum and I have been having a problem when I cannot create or Join a home group.
I have IPV6 enabled and the other machine is running windows 7 is this a problem?
If not could any sloutions below be basic because I am such a newbie when it come to windows thanks
And If its needed I own an acer Aspire NC-V5-122P-42154G50NSS

Image showing that IPV6 is enabled

A:HomeGroup problem

I can't say what the problem might be with limited information but the link below has a Homegroup trouble shooter which may help you to narrow down the problem. The other machine being Windows 7 isn't a problem.

After going through the trouble shooter, let me know if you have any questions.

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

http://www.eightforums.com/network-sharing/31912-homegroup-problem.html
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A:Homegroup Problem

Hi nolumo and Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you tried disabling Norton Security completely? Click Windows Orb and type msconfig, click on it from the top, locate Services Tab and disable Norton temporarily.

Also, please follow the rest of my suggestions on this Post.
http://www.sevenforums.com/1719336-post2.html

An update will be nice.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/205276-homegroup-problem.html
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Hi,
Ive recently just installed windows 7 on both our computers and we are using a linksys wrt54g router. I created an homegroup on computer A but then when I go to the homegroup section on computer B instead of asking me to join the already existing homegroup it asks me to create one and says thier is no homegroup on the network.

At one stage when i left a homegroup on computer B it recognised it and asked me to join. I entered the password and for about 5 minuets I could access the other computer, but then it just said that no other computers were available even when they were both on?

Any help would be appracated.

Thanks.

A:Problem with Homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ownedandout


Hi,
Ive recently just installed windows 7 on both our computers and we are using a linksys wrt54g router. I created an homegroup on computer A but then when I go to the homegroup section on computer B instead of asking me to join the already existing homegroup it asks me to create one and says thier is no homegroup on the network.

At one stage when i left a homegroup on computer B it recognised it and asked me to join. I entered the password and for about 5 minuets I could access the other computer, but then it just said that no other computers were available even when they were both on?

Any help would be appracated.

Thanks.



there is a really easy way to fix that. Use workgroup model instead oh homegroup. Homegroup has been shown to cause connectivity problems on some system.
Ken J+

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A:homegroup problem

Try disabling any antivirus or firewall software.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/homegroup-problem-580663.html
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A:Homegroup problem

if you are running an AV software, it usually installs a firewall that blocks more than it should. Uninstall it from both machines, and see if this is fixed. I had to remove McAfee on mine to make it work. I went with the free Microsoft Security Essentials program instead.

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The Win7 system presented me with one of those lovely screens that forced me
to choose between some undefined net options. "Homegroup" looked innocuous and I
selected it.

I now have no access to the other PC. Not at all what I needed.

In a nutshell, what is "Homegroup"? An MS artifact for Win7 systems only?

Can I just 'delete' "Homegroup" and regain my former local net access? If
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Thx,
Puddin'

A:"Homegroup" and non-Win7 PC's

I'm not an expert on HomeGroup but I believe it is a Windows 7 only compatible feature.

You can disable it by doing the following;

1. Open the Start Menu.
2. Type HomeGroup and press enter.
3. Look for and select 'Leave the Homegroup...'.

That should hopefully fix your issue.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/117817-homegroup-non-win7-pcs.html
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A:Homegroup - files problem

Did you check up the Homegroup Tutorial?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/170194-homegroup-files-problem.html
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A:Homegroup, problem with the LanmanServer

I havn't heard of this exact problem yet so I would start by leaving the homegroup from both machines.
Homegroup - Leave

After that I would recreate the Homegroup from the other machine this time and see if it works any differently.
Homegroup - Create

If you are still having problems then I would check this Homegroup trouble shooting list and see if you can find any problems.

Homegroup issues

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A:Homegroup/Airport problem.

Uninstall AVG (desktop) and run the Removal Tool.

Some people have found Homegroups to be very easy to setup and convenient to use; others have just given up and used "regular" file sharing.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/homegroup-airport-problem.953916/
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A:Homegroup Networking Problem

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Several months ago I created a Home Group and all was working fine. I hadn't made use of it in a while and the password has since gone from my memory.

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A:Another Windows 10 HomeGroup problem

Control Panel/All Control Panel Items/HomeGroup Look for View or print the homegroup password.

http://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/38284-another-windows-10-homegroup-problem.html
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A:Homegroup Ipv6 problem

This page should help you to fix that particular problem but I'll repost here just to make it easier for you. Open DNS shouldn't be a problem.

HomeGroup get an error of must have IPv6 enabled

1. Temporarily disable Firewall and third party antivirus program on the computer for a test.

2. Verify relevant services
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a. Click "Start", type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in Search Bar and press Enter.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

b. Right click the "Peer Networking Grouping" service and choose Properties.
c. Please check if the service is started; if not, please click the Start button and see if it works.
d. You may also choose Automatic next to Startup type.
e. Click OK.
f. Please repeat the above steps with another service: PNRP Machine Name Publication Service.

3. Modify IPv6 registry key to enable IPV6
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a. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters

c. Check whether the "DisabledComponents" registry key exists. If so, let's move on the next steps.

d. Double click the "DisabledComponents" registry key and modify the value to 0.

(If the key doesn't exist, please create the key above and assign the value 0)

e. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

After doing this procedure if you have any more problems setting up your Homegroup this Homegroup trouble shooter should help.
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/wi...-to-homegroup/

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A:Homegroup networking problem

I will be glad to teamview your computers to see what is wrong with it.

I see that using a TP Link Wireless Router and being on This later well (Eastern Standard Time) United States... you are not exactly in the states are you... so i'll be more than happy to help you with it. I am pretty good messing with the IPv4 and IPv6.

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With teamviewer....I can see your desktop if you would like to do chat and you can follow instructions or I can have full access to your desktop as you watch. If you are intested.... here is the link to team viewer...


TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

Thanks
Kevin

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A:Homegroup permissions problem

Have a look at this tutorial: Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

This one may help too: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/226133-homegroup-permissions-problem.html
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A:Homegroup connection problem

I have 2 W7, 1 Vista U, and a XP box and was struggling to get everyone taking to each other. I fought pass words and login names. I turned all pass word requirements off in all boxes, now they work fine and it was all automatic.

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A:Problem with printer on Homegroup

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A:Homegroup and sharing problem

Homegroups is mostly for media sharing of large files...pictures, music and entire collections refered to as library's which are able to be shared easily from one computer to the other.

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A:Problem with homegroup computer

Hi Haunter44, welcome to sevenforums. It sounds like there is something wrong with the laptop that can't print. Check your settings for the homegroup. Here is a tutorial if you need it:- Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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A:Homegroup setup problem

I have never used this new windows 7 sharing type, but here is what I picked up from some reading. In order to use the homegroup type of file sharing, each computer must have the same login and password. That means that your username must be the same as well as the same password. Also, homegroup must be turned on in both computers it seems. You can check that by going to start > control panel > network and sharing center. here you will see your active networks. both computers must have the active network set as a home network. It can't be work network or public. If it is, change both to home by clicking on the words work network or public network. After those are set, on the left side of the screen, click on change advanced sharing settings in both computers and under home and work change homegroup connections to allow windows to mange.

Of course if you don't want to go through all that, you can right click the folder, choose share with > specific people and select your normal login account name and then when you connect to the shared drive, enter your normal login name and password and you should be able to see the files then.

If either computer has the network type set to public, this will probably make windows firewall stop this type of file activity, so change them to home.

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

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

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A:Problem with homegroup configration

If this is a single router then the wireless may be using some type of guest account which could isolate it from the normal network.

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A:Homegroup sharing problem

Turn off Homegroup and use regular Network Sharing.

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Updated : when i tried to do the troubleshooting for homegroup, it said "you are not connected to a homegroup" not fixed. thank you

A:a very strange problem about my homegroup

I recommend removing the old homegroup from all your computers. It does not matter what computer creates the homegroup, just that it is created.

Create a new homegroup. Join all your computers to it, one by one.

If this works, then make sure all the shared settings are enabled. Make sure you know where you are storing the files, and that you are looking in the right place (the public folders are DIFFERENT from your default ones).

~Lordbob

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Hi

I have started a homegroup on my PC but I can`t see anything on my laptop to join to . . .
Is there any thing I`m Missing ??

I`m Using an ADSL modem-router And I can ping both computers from each other.
also I`m Using nod32 as my antivirous-firewall and I even tried creating a homegroup when the firewall was disabled but it didn`t work !!!

So ????

A:A Problem In Sharing Through A Homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by danytondar


Hi

I have started a homegroup on my PC but I can`t see anything on my laptop to join to . . .
Is there any thing I`m Missing ??

I`m Using an ADSL modem-router And I can ping both computers from each other.
also I`m Using nod32 as my antivirous-firewall and I even tried creating a homegroup when the firewall was disabled but it didn`t work !!!

So ????


Maybe you should try going through this Homegroup trouble shooting guide first.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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Any Advise?

OK Let me EDIT my post, I can share files from my laptop to my backup desktop I just can't get files from my main computer I get the message below.

Thank You

A:Homegroup Sharing Problem

Login with the desktop credentials.

This is based on the fact that you have both computers accounts with the same name?

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A:Homegroup same username problem?

Homegroup should have no issues because of the same username on different computers. For instance I am using same usernames on every Windows PC I have and my homegroup works perfectly.

However, if two or more computers have the same computer name homegroup can naturally only access one of those.

First thing to check is the computer name of your two Windows 7 Professional computers, change other one if the PC name is the same.

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A:problem with create homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by delbari


I have two PC connected using a CROSSOVER Ethernet cable (Cat5E) without a Hub , Switch or Router. first PC connected to internet through D-Link DSL-200 USB ADSL WAN Modem .
First PC network adapters:
1-Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
2-D-Link DSL-200 USB ADSL WAN Modem
Second PC network adapter:
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.2)
I want to share my files and internet.workgroup names are same .Below image is taken from first PC Network and Sharing Center.
Attachment 28270
When I click Ready to create to create homegroup , an error appear whit this message :
A homegroup can only be created on a home network.
To change your network location setting, open Network and Sharing Center in Control Panel.
But my network type for Unidentified network is not clickable and is statistic.
When I click on Multiple Networks on top of this screen both PCs are visible and file sharing is possible but second PC don’t have internet and multiple games can’t find network. ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) is configured .radio buttonsof Turn on network discovery and Turn on file and printer sharing are enabled.
Can anyone help me. Please


Do you just want to share between the 2 computers? If so you dont even need a homegroup

Let me know\

Ken

Edit: just noticed you say work group names are. You cant have a work group and a homegroup

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A:Homegroup permissions problem

In your control panel open network and sharing center and click on change advanced sharing settings. Under home or work you will want to make sure network discovery is on, file and printer sharing is on, public folder sharing on, and media streaming on. Attached below is a pic of my media streaming settings.

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Please Help!
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A:HOMEGROUP & NETWORKING Problem

Firewall and/or Internet Security software is the usual culprit. They have to be on the same router also. Homegroup only shares Libraries. If you want to share just a specific folder, use regular Network Sharing.

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A:Homegroup Setup Problem

Try removing them both from the homegroup and connecting them again.

Or try doing this on both:

Start - Control Panel - Network and Sharing Center - Manage Wireless Networks, then remove all networks.

Then try connecting again and see if the issue persists.

This post may also help you:
http://infotechsolutions.wordpress.c...ocal-computer/

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I am showing a video regarding this issue :



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The problem is I have 2 wireless computers that can't connect. Left old homegroup, joined new one, Put in the password, it sits there for 5+ minutes then says an error has occured in homegroup, No code just cant connect. Whats the deal? why cant they connect? Keep in mind that nothing was changed on these 2 systems from when they were working. Anyone got any ideas? I have to get this solved quickly, before I leave. Thanx in advance.
 

A:Interesting Homegroup problem

What version of Windows 7 (Starter, Home Premium, etc.) on your computer and on the media center computer?

Are the problem PCs able to join the new Homegroup if they are connected by ethernet?
 

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A:Problem sharing large files (Win7 <-> Win7)

There could be a few problmes. Your host computer could not be fast enough (not a good enough processor/not enough ram)
The recieveing computer may not be fast enough either.
Also, there could be a problem becuase the router can't handle it.

Let us know,
Ben









  
Quote: Originally Posted by robert0


Hi There,
I got 2 PCs...
A: Desktop PC, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

B: Media PC (connected to TV), Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

I'm trying to share the files on my Dektop PC so i can access them from the Media PC. As it is a Media PC i'm sharing videos. I enabled sharing on the Folders with the Files in it.
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Hope someone can help me.

Cheers

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So I reinstall my windows. This computer create the homegroup with password that every other computer in the house connected to. So now I'm trying to connect to that homegroup but with no success("windows cant set up homegroup on this computer.")..
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What are my options? (if it possible I rather remain with my default homegroup name)

Thanks.

A:Homegroup problem - cant connect after reinstall

  
Quote: Originally Posted by AntiLopa


Hi,

So I reinstall my windows. This computer create the homegroup with password that every other computer in the house connected to. So now I'm trying to connect to that homegroup but with no success("windows cant set up homegroup on this computer.")..
Also there isnt a place to create new homegroup, only join one.

What are my options? (if it possible I rather remain with my default homegroup name)

Thanks.


In general if the machine that created the original Homegroup is removed it can lead to problems. Your best bet would be to leave the Homegroup from all machines then create a new one and rejoin from all machines.

This Homegroup check list may help you to spot other potential problems. I'd recommend that you check everything on that list very carefully.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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You can find how to turn of the HomeGroup over here:
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A:Possible Wireless LAN problem Disable HomeGroup!!

Why do people have this problem?

I'm using Homegroup with wireless LAN and it works fine?

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Welcome porton,

Make sure the printers are marked as shared on the computer they are attached to.

Yes the other computers need to load the drivers for the printers that they will be shared with over the network.

Windows will usually be able to search for the need drivers. But in rare ocasions, I have had to physically connect the printer to the network computer to load the correct drivers. Hope this helps.

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A:Homegroup file sharing problem.

Welcome to SF mike189

This sounds like a permissions issue.
In the properties of the folder that won't display, choose the security tab. In the ACL add NETWORK and grant full permissions.
See how that goes & let us know

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