Homegroup removed in RS4, what workaround can I use?

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  1.    20 Apr 2018 #11

    Barman58 said: View Post
    There is the older version as described in my above post - It's what we all used before Homegroup, and by many instead of Homegroup. There is a basic tutorial (offsite) here which should get you started. Each of the component parts are covered more fully in our own tutorials. [...]
    Thanks, but I don't see how the link's relevant. It's a really basic tutorial about establishing LAN a connection.
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       20 Apr 2018 #12

    Obviously, I gave a basic tutorial as I did not know your level of experience,

    Basically there are three type of replacement for Homegroup

    Workgroup network - As it's a basic SMB network running over TCP/IP should be accessible directly from Mac
    OneDrive or similar - OneDrive does include a method to access other devices but not certain if this is direct or via Web, Also have not got a clue if onedrive is supported on a MAC
    Bluetooth network - Needs all devices to have Bluetooth that supports Bluetooth network

    Teamviewer is an out of the box fourth option, Its known for allowing remote control access to other Devices, Including remote assistance, but it also it includes file transfer and text and video coms between devices - Teamviewer is my suggestion if you do occasional sharing of files but could find a use for remote control of devices - Its available for most systems and is free for private use.

    TeamViewer Mac Download for Remote Desktop access and collaboration
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  3.    21 Apr 2018 #13

    It seems as though the last few "updates" have broken Homegroup for me. I gave up a while back after it was repeatedly broken and simply created a share on one of my NAS units where I copy everything I want to share on my network. Then I grab it from there. It is an extra step to copy it there but it hasn't failed me yet.
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  4.    26 Jun 2018 #14

    Didn't a third party homegroup replacement emerge in the meanwhile?
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       26 Jun 2018 #15

    Yes go back to P2P Workgroup. Same one we have used for years and years
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  6.    26 Jun 2018 #16

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    Yes go back to P2P Workgroup. Same one we have used for years and years
    ?
    It's definitely something I'm not familiar with.
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       26 Jun 2018 #17

    Hello @avada,

    If you like, you might see if the method for sharing in the tutorial below may help you.

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  8.    27 Jun 2018 #18

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @avada,

    If you like, you might see if the method for sharing in the tutorial below may help you.

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Not really viable. You need to create accounts on all computers and log in from all computers to every other one by one. Access, and log into all computers manually
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       27 Jun 2018 #19

    avada said: View Post
    Not really viable. You need to create accounts on all computers and log in from all computers to every other one by one. Access, and log into all computers manually
    I access folders and files across the network between my laptop and desktop all the time. Simply by sharing the folders across the network. Never log into one from the other. Take another look at that tutorial.
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  10.    27 Jun 2018 #20

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I access folders and files across the network between my laptop and desktop all the time. Simply by sharing the folders across the network. Never log into one from the other. Take another look at that tutorial.
    I assume you needed to share with "everyone" for this. But you need to manually find and access those folders, right?
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