If HomeGroup is gone why is it still offered Windows 10 Home V 1909

  1. questorfla's Avatar
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    Win 10 Ver 1903
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    If HomeGroup is gone why is it still offered Windows 10 Home V 1909


    If HomeGroup is gone why is it still offered Windows 10 Home V 1909-homegroup-screenshot.1.png.png If home-group has truly been removed from Windows 10 why does it still show as an option when clicking "Share With" on a folder? I definitely dont want to use it but how can I remove the options?
    This subject came up lately when we were looking at different ways to create/manage/and use network locations rather than mapped network drives. Is there any difference between using "Map a network location" and 'right click/give access to"?

    This is in a group of people on the same network where Most are using the latest Windows 10 Home but a few might have Windows 10 Pro. The connection will always be shared 'from' a Windows 10 Home system and it would be nice if there was a command line option for creating the link so the process could be added to the same script that creates and loads the folder to be shared.

    It would be nice if it there is a way to create group names that would be allowed access Rather than having to add each person individually to the link. The configuration is rather complex and any way to make it easier will help.

    The last question is re: 'each person having an account on this system' and passwords. I could be wrong but if i dont use this option doesn't that amount to giving access to everybody on the network? Or is there some way to limit access to only specific systems without them needing an account on the system the files are shared from?

    The people who are given network access will need read/write/edit control over the files in that share folder.
    A Quick example: If I could put all 5 people in the Art Dept into an Art "group" and then given full access to the Art Group for the folder they will be working in instead of adding 5 separate people.

    Thanks for info on this
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    I can't give a solution but maybe an insight. First, my Win10 Pro computers don't have "Share With" on the right-click context menu of a Folder but do have "Give access to" with the same choices as on the right half of your image. Second, the Home Group feature probably is made available for computers on a network running Win7 or Win8.x but that's just my guess. I have 2 NAS drives connected to my Router and any computer whether Wired or Wireless/Wi-Fi can access the files after i Map the Public folder on them.
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  3. questorfla's Avatar
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    Win 10 Ver 1903
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    Yes, Berton, yo are correct.
    This works this way on both 10 Pro as well as windows 10 Home.
    My question was to see if someone could shed some light on what the purpose of leaving those HomeGroup options was when Windows 10 has had all access to HomeGroups removed. There is no "homegroup" service running of any kind that I can see nor any options to add such.. Clicking to add access to either "HomeGroup View" or "View and Edit" does nothing at all as far as i can tell. Maybe they plan to return homegroups someday?
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