1.    28 Jul 2015 #1
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    Windows finds homegroup that doesn't exist.


    I have multiple PCs in my house, one that I use myself, and one that is used by the others. Now I need to transfer about 80GB from one PC to the other, and I decided to try the homegroup thingy. Now I never set it up, not on my PC, nor on theirs, but since my bro is still very young, I can't guarantee that he didn't do anything, but I did check on that computer, and the homegroup doesn't exist.

    So that homegroup doesn't exist, and when I check from my PC it finds a homegroup. I click join, and when it comes to joining, I get an error "windows no longer detects a homegroup (it can't detect what doesn't exist anyway).
    So how can I create the homegroup ?

    I also want to state that I want to create the homegroup from my PC because this is the PC that stays open most of the time.

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  2.    28 Jul 2015 #2
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    Does that username and computer name mean anything to you? That should tell you where the phantom homegroup is. Perhaps you have a neighbour scabbing your internet via WiFi.

    I've never understood what the point of a homegroup is?

    Regardless, to transfer your files just make a shared folder on the destination PC and move your files over via Explorer. Turning off password protection on the destination computer should make it a hassle free process.
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  3.    28 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nus View Post
    Does that username and computer name mean anything to you? That should tell you where the phantom homegroup is. Perhaps you have a neighbour scabbing your internet via WiFi.

    I've never understood what the point of a homegroup is?

    Regardless, to transfer your files just make a shared folder on the destination PC and move your files over via Explorer. Turning off password protection on the destination computer should make it a hassle free process.
    Yeah. That username means something. It's my mum's username. But I didn't check if the PC name is the same as the one that's identified.

    But the shared folder idea sounds good. I'll look into it now.
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  4.    28 Jul 2015 #4
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    The way I do it is right click on the folder you want to share, choose Properties from the menu and hit the Sharing tab. Then do the following:

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    To turn off password protection do this:

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