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How to Leave a Homegroup in Windows 10

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A Homegroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computers on your local home network. You can also stream media to devices.

When a PC creates a homegroup, the homegroup is protected with a password. To join a homegroup, you will need the homegroup password, which you can get from the PC that created the homegroup or any PC already joined to the homegroup.

When a PC joins a homegroup, all user accounts (except guest account) on the PC become members of the homegroup. Each user on the PC will always be able to choose what libraries and devices to share with the homegroup.

If you decide that you no longer want to belong to a homegroup, you can leave it by removing your computer from it. After you leave a homegroup, you will no longer be able to access files and printers other people have shared with that homegroup. If all computers joined to the same homegroup leave the homegroup, then the homegroup will no longer exist.

When you leave a homegroup, all user accounts on your computer also leave the homegroup.

This tutorial will show you how to leave a homegroup in Windows 10 to stop sharing files and printers with other Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 PCs joined to the homegroup.

Here's How:

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Homegroup icon, and click/tap on the Leave the homegroup link. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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3. You have left the homegroup. Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshots below)
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If you are not able to successfully leave the homegroup, then:

1) Delete only the contents inside the hidden PeerNetworking folder located below.


2) Restart the computer.

3) Try to leave the homegroup again.

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That's it,