Windows 10: Cannot leave or create homegroup

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  1.    21 Oct 2015 #1

    Cannot leave or create homegroup


    I've tried every "fix" I've come across and I cannot get my homegroup back up.

    Is there a way to use the command line to leave the homegroup? This has been a huge pain since I upgraded my PCs to Win10. Using flash drives to share files is getting old.
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  2.    21 Oct 2015 #2

    Today I networked two of my home computers following this video. In it he talks about leaving the homegroup. The video is about networking two Win7 computers but I had no trouble following it on my Win10 machines. Hope it helps.

    How to Share Files and Folders Between Two Windows 7 Computers Using Windows HomeGroup - YouTube
    Last edited by TrustMe; 21 Oct 2015 at 23:05.
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       21 Oct 2015 #3

    TrustMe said: View Post
    Today I networked two of my home computers following this video. In it he talks about leaving the homegroup. The video is about networking two Win7 computers but I had no trouble following it on my Win10 machines. Hope it helps.
    What video ? . You did not provide the link.

    Anyway. You must have 2 services running as shown in the screen shot then try to leave Homegroup again. Once done, you can disable them if you don't use the Homegroup for networking, else set them to Manual

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  4.    21 Oct 2015 #4

    topgundcp said: View Post
    What video ? . You did not provide the link.

    Anyway. You must have 2 services running as shown in the screen shot then try to leave Homegroup again. Once done, you can disable them if you don't use the Homegroup for networking, else set them to Manual

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    Thanks, I edited the post.
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  5.    22 Oct 2015 #5

    Thanks for the video TrustMe. Unfortunately it did not help. My network is set to "Private" which I would imagine is the same as the
    "Home" setting in 7. I don't have the option to leave the Homegroup.

    I do have the services running topgundcp but the option to leave the Homegroup is not present.

    I have tried to delete the idstore.sst file and that does nothing as well. I was hoping there was a way to go around the gui interface with command line and leave the Homegroup. I was going to use my laptop to create a new Homegroup to see if I could get the machines to join it but it turns out the laptop had been on the same Homegroup so that was not an option. I've contemplated re-imaging it and then creating a new Homegroup but something tells me that it won't work so it wouldn't be worth the trouble.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       22 Oct 2015 #6

    From the services. Make sure you have both services running, you can manually force them to run by double click on each then click start with service set to "Automatic" or "Manual".
    From control panel, click on the HomeGroup. If you have both services running, you should see a button "Create a Homegroup" if you did not create a Homeroup before else you should see a button "Leave the homegroup"

    If the servies are not running then you'll see a screen as shown:

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  7.    23 Oct 2015 #7

    IIRC the HomeGroup server has to be available before you can leave.
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  8.    23 Oct 2015 #8

    I have seen elsewhere


    nigelmercier said: View Post
    IIRC the HomeGroup server has to be available before you can leave.
    One of the problems is that when any computer has created a homegroup, that computer may not even exist, but there remain the files on other computers informing of this

    This does seem to help a little but I still cannot get both my pc and wife's laptop onto the same homegroup

    delete all files in c:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

    Apparently this has to be done on all PCs

    I have tried all measures and seem to be getting nowhere
    The first time I deleted above files there was clearly no homegroup, and I created on on the desktop

    Subesequent information suggests doing this on the laptop first may have beem better

    However now where i delete above files I still have a homegroup showing created by me

    This is getting to be a nightmare
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  9.    23 Oct 2015 #9

    Also


    Also please note the problem seems to be the previously created homegroup that cannot be got rid off
    I deleted above files but I cannot create a homegroup as I have already been invited to one!
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  10.    25 Oct 2015 #10

    topgundcp said: View Post
    From the services. Make sure you have both services running, you can manually force them to run by double click on each then click start with service set to "Automatic" or "Manual".
    From control panel, click on the HomeGroup. If you have both services running, you should see a button "Create a Homegroup" if you did not create a Homeroup before else you should see a button "Leave the homegroup"

    If the servies are not running then you'll see a screen as shown:

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    Services are running. No option to leave or create Homegroup.
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    I have also deleted the entire roaming folder. Still no change.
    There must be a file somewhere else that causing this issue. Just not sure where.
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