Windows 10: Cannot connect to HOMEGROUP on Win 10 Pro or Home Solved

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    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
       17 Aug 2015 #1

    Cannot connect to HOMEGROUP on Win 10 Pro or Home

    Back in Win 7, I had my wife's Home PC networked to my Pro PC to share files, etc, through 'Homegroup'. I upgraded to Win 10 on both PCs and now cannot send files from one PC to another. I tried to 'join' Homegroup but I cannot remember the original password.

    If I right-click on Homegroup after double-clicking on 'This PC' I do not have the option that shows me the password even though I am the Administrator. Also, whenever I try to join the Homegroup, I get a message that says Homegroup is not found on my PC. I also do not have the option to create a new Homegroup.

    What am I missing here?


    One other thing I saw was that the current 'network' displayed is 'Private' and I'm sure that the Win 7 network was 'Local'. How can I delete this Homegroup and create a new one?

    Another EDIT:

    I've already tried the threads regarding changing the peer-*-* passwords and resets in services. In fact, I've tried just about everything in the previous threads regarding this issue to no avail. I hate to revert back to 7 but in order to get files between our two PCs, it looks like I'll have to until Microsoft resolves this problem.


    I stopped/started services Homegroup Listener and Homegroup Provider on both the Win 10 Pro and Home PCs. Shortly after, I checked Homegroup on the Home PC and got the box to create a new group. Successfully created a new group and the OS supplied me with a new password. Copied the password and opened Homegroup on the Pro PC after some 'file copying'. Got the box to create a new group and entered the password given from the Home PC. Now both PCs are talking again and I can swap files like before.
    Last edited by rzn6jw; 17 Aug 2015 at 23:17.
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