Join/Leave Network

  1. Posts : 253
    Windows 10 64 Bit

    Join/Leave Network

    I have 1809 installed on 4 computers.
    I needed to rejoin network on one of them - so went to network and sharing - only to find that the previous option to join a network or leave a network (together with password details had disappeared). Checked the other three, and they to had no options shown.
    Have I missed something obvious here? OR have I gone to the wrong source to find these options?
    Your comments appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 18,434
    Windows 11 Pro

    You should find networks by clicking on the network icon on the taskbar near the clock.
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  3. Posts : 8,137
    windows 10

    If your thinking homegroup that is now gone
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  4. Posts : 253
    Windows 10 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    I have no problem navigating to wherever - if you read my post again it says only to find that the previous option to join a network or leave a network (together with password details had disappeared).
    Perhaps I have incorrectly used the word network? I meant the ability for all computers to react together, to interchange info/data.
    I hope this gives a clearer understanding of what I'm after. Thanks for your response.
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  5. Posts : 8,137
    windows 10

    Homegroups you Joined a network that has now gone but you can still connect map drives etc. Win 7 and 10 pria to 1803 have homegroups
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  6. Posts : 31,904
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Joining a 'network' by means of supplying a password is how Homegroup worked. Homegroup was removed from Windows 10 starting with version 1803. Is this what you were looking for? If so, it's no longer there.

    Join Homegroup in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    What you should use instead is a Workgroup.

    A workgroup is a group of PCs that are connected to a home or small office network and share resources, such as printers and files. When you set up a network, Windows automatically creates a workgroup and gives it a name.

    • All PCs are peers; no PC has control over another PC.
    • Each PC has a set of user accounts. To log on to any PC in the workgroup, you must have an account on that PC.
    • There are typically no more than twenty PCs in a workgroup.
    • A workgroup isn't protected by a password.
    Change Workgroup in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, some features of file sharing over a network have changed, including the removal of HomeGroup. However, even though HomeGroup has been removed, you can still share printers and files by using features that are built into Windows 10.
    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 253
    Windows 10 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone - it was the word 'HomeGroup' that I just could not remember. as soon as the word was mentioned, I recalled that this was a casualty of a past update, and everything fell into place. I recall that I now use 'access to' for this purpose.
    Advancing age has erased this from the memory!
    Thanks again
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