At first the W10 machine saw the W7 machine as a network device in Explorer but wouldn't let me click through and browse files. Previously I was using a HomeGroup and up until even the very latest Windows 10 update from this past Tuesday it was still working. The other option you can set here is whether you would like to render print jobs on client computers. Otherwise, click The printer that I want isn't listed link. You can now right-click, paste, and send the link to the content using email, online service, or another type of messaging service. And all of a sudden win 10 could access my win 7 pc. Type nslookup, then type the name of your other computer.
I then setup a Password for my Administrator account. HomeGroup from start to finish didn' help. Thank you, at long last they are talking to each other. I do not use any computer that acts as a server. If you have to temporarily disable or uninstall it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. Guest Author: Colin Howard 14 Dec 2015 I agree with I. If you choose this option, Windows will scan for those types of devices.
HomeGroup is a feature best suited for small home networks to share files and printers with devices running Windows 10, Windows 8. Just to be clear: Homegroup created. I hate homegroup and want to share old school. On my 2 laptops running Windows 7 this is not a problem, but I am unable to share between Win. Post results from both computers.
Also, be sure to checkout my complete. How to Configure Sharing Options in Windows 10 For the correct operation of your computer with Windows 10 1803 as a server that shares folders and printers with other devices on the local network, you need to configure some network services and sharing options. If you need to change the power settings, click the Choose power options link. But the win 7 can see nothing on win 10. Keep notes so you know what you did and what worked and did not work.
He's written hundreds of articles for How-To Geek and edited thousands. In the same way, you've done after configuring a new HomeGroup steps, for each machine you join, you'll need to specify manually the media devices that will be allowed to stream shared content. Once you have , the next step is to fine-tune it so that all the older computers can find each other. My whole point with this is just to be able to do file management between machines. I considered an alternative - Microsoft Garage's MouseWithoutBorders.
Anyways I've now tried it with smb 1. On Win 10 machine, Start this service, set to Auto. I used Homegroup to sharing files and now I'm powerless because of the Windows 10 update. Things wouldn't work right, the other computer on the network couldn't see it no matter what, etc. So I followed the steps and each time I get windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer. In this , we'll walk you through the steps to keep sharing files and printers in your home network without HomeGroup after moving to the April 2018 Update. Quick Note: You may also find an option to create a new account, but it'll not work, because Windows 10 no longer allows you to create a new account through Control Panel.
You can learn everything there's to know about. And also so you can undo something that went astray. I called the source 'Desktop1'. Hi Tamas, Thank you for the reply. If you sign-in with the same user account on another computer, you will have access to all files regardless of what you chose to share.
In the All networks section select the following sections: As a rule, you can disable password protection on the home network because you trust all the devices in it. I doubt that this is your problem though. Most people want to share their Music, Pictures, Videos folders, as well as their printer and media devices. After that, on Computer1, I went to the folder I'd wanted to share. I use router to connect the computer via Wi-Fi.
Ready to just punch a hole in my screen. Microsoft removed the HomeGroup feature from Windows 10 and it is no longer available in the latest April Update 1803. Now, W10 doesn't even see the Homegroup as joinable and doesn't show the W7 machine as a network device in explorer. I am successfully sharing a homegroup created on my Win 10 laptop and serving two Win 8. On the second - Windows 10 home. Due to the fact, that the Windows I use are Windows Home, I'm not able to use everything the Windows Pro offers.
In my case, Windows 10 stopped entering sleep or hibernate when the computer was in a Homegroup. I don't think there's a workaround with this issue. Congrats, you just created a new Homegroup. The service has not been started. On Win 10 machine, Start this service, set to Auto. Just limit the search criteria to the last month or so to ensure hopefully that the documentation and instructions are current.