Windows 10: Homegroup Problems - Help Solved

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  1.    30 Nov 2016 #21

    I have found the hard way (verified by tech support from different manufacturers) that different kinds of devices from different manufacturers may not connect to each other, even though they are running identical versions of win 10. So if you are trying to connect a Toshiba laptop to a non-Toshiba desktop, for example, it may not work.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1703 (OS Build 16179)
       09 Apr 2017 #22

    Reply #14 by oldrock is what worked for me.
    Both of my PC's Windows 10 different versions but this finally worked for me.
    Windows 10 Home 1607 Build 14393,953 Main
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 Build 15058.0
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  3.    18 Apr 2017 #23

    I agree with GaryCN that reply #14 works. Did a similar way but turned off all computers and started one at a time with others off and created a new homegroup. Once it came up with it's own password, I said okay and opened up "change password" and put in my old password which I needed for other computers at another location. Then I started all three and in file explorer highlighted the homegroup which then asked me to join. I did on each computer using my old password which would not work before but now it did. Every computer files are view able after sharing. I think I had to take ownership of the shared files on a computer to get one computer to share.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #24

    fatz2fly said: View Post
    For a Win 10 device to join a previously established Win 7 homegroup, do not go through control panel, networks etc. That does not work. If you try this path, when you enter your homegroup password, it will search for a while and then tell you that the homegroup does not exist.
    What does work is this. Open file manager and right click on your documents. Then, click on 'sharing'. Next, select your sharing options. Then click on homegroup sharing. You will then get the option of entering the password from your Win 7 homegroup. From there, you are good to go. Doesn't necessarily make sense, but it does work.
    Thank you for this info...

    Please, where do I find "File Manager" I see File Explorer?

    when I click on File Explorer, I do not see "documents"

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