I know your post was sometime ago now but I thought I'd post my recent experience with this issue. This article has also been viewed 66,861 times. Start menu - Settings - Accounts. Guest Author: Curtis 20 Dec 2015 Is there any way to delete an existing HomeGroup? When you choose that, Windows will ask you to specify a model so that it can install drivers. I experimented with this last year so my memory isn't fresh on this at all but I found some notes on setting up a Workgroup for Windows 7 - I don't know if this still applies to Windows 10? 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. You can also Share this post.
You can easily share the printer by creating a HomeGroup network at your Windows 7. Media Streaming — This is another option you should keep disabled until you need to use it. For the technically savvy, there are a lot of other advanced settings you can modify here, but this guide is meant for newbies. How to create a HomeGroup on Windows 10 HomeGroup hasn't changed much from previous versions, as such we'll be using Control Panel to make the configuration. If you do run into trouble, just read my. It is the Microsoft account login in name.
If you select this option, Windows will perform a more thorough scan of your network looking for the printer. Print or write down this password. Before you begin HomeGroup is very particular on the network configurations you use and if your computer was previously part of another HomeGroup. These two versions of Windows 7 disable the capability to create home groups although they can join existing ones. If you have another computer that is already joined to that homegroup, you can view the password by following the directions down below. I then entered My Name and the newly created password.
HomeGroup Read — If you choose this option then all the users of your network can only read the file or folder you shared. How to share files and folders on Windows 7 HomeGroup Network Once you create or join a HomeGroup on Windows 7, you can share any file or folder with the group users. This can be useful, for example, if you are visiting someone and you want to make sure no one can access any data on your computer while you are connected to their network. I was trying to link Win 10 and 8. I'm not supplying an answer as I can't get homegroup to work either.
You can't have two computers on the network with the same name. Tony switched to blogging as a passion blended business in the year 2000 and currently operates several popular web properties including IndiaStudyChannel. Public Folder Sharing — I recommend turning this off unless you specifically need to share data with another computer. Best regards Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. I assume that you already have an existing homegroup on one of your Windows computers.
I have noticed my ipod touch sometimes uses 192. Well, you can see all of the different sharing settings when you click on the Change advanced sharing settings link, which I explain in detail in the next section below. It can also not find the path or even the printer. Just go through Advanced sharing settings and work from there. In this , we'll walk you through the steps to set up and manage a HomeGroup to share resources with other users on your local network.
Right click and choose properties. When you join a homegroup, all user accounts on becomes members of the homegroup. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue. Now click on Public network and change it back to Home network. I always turn this to Off even on private networks unless I need to use it in a specific situation. Guest Author: Jeff 07 Oct 2015 Set up Homegroup for 2 boxes running Windows 10 - I am able to see the other user and folders being shared. In Windows 8 and 10, you have three profiles: Private, Guest or Public and All Networks.
I am having trouble connecting my desktop to my laptops as a Homegroup as well after upgrading my entire household to Windows 10. You can though always change the sharing settings for your printer. All these are possible without any hassles using the Homegroup. I quite often have a Windows 7 and a Windows 10 desktop connected via ethernet to my router, as well as one Windows 10 wi-fi tablet running at the same time. How do you share files and other resources on your local network? In the properties Click on the Security tab shown in the pic bellow to the right and check that the users and their permission shown in the pic bellow center and left are correctly configured.
Some printers even have a dedicated easy connect button that can set up the Wi-Fi for you. If there is homegroup created on your office or home network, you could simply follow several steps shown here to join it. You can also disable the connection and diagnose the connection if there is a problem. Here you can see how long you have been connected, the signal quality for WiFi networks, the network speed, etc. Upon your homegroup set up, you can decide to create or join the network. Here is how to do it. If you are creating a new Homegroup, you will be prompted to create a new password.
HomeGroup is relatively easy to set up and can be useful when working with multiple computers. After you leave a homegroup, you will no longer be able to access files and printers other people have shared with that homegroup. Maybe, but you did not ever understand how it works actually. HomeGroup is a feature best suited for small home networks to share files and printers with devices running Windows 10, Windows 8. I can find the homegroup password the same as on Win 8. Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local traffic.