Can't get Homegroup Password

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  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
       #1

    Can't get Homegroup Password


    Hi, I had to do a complete reinstall of Windows 10. However, the new install still recognizes the old homegroup and I didn't write down the password. Now I can't change the password. When I open up the homegroup window, I can join, change sharing settings, but I can't change the password. I have administrator rights for the pc. Help!
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  2. Posts : 5,440
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #2

    Right click at Start > Control Panel > top right, click View by and select small > click Home Group >

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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    Last edited by Brink; 31 Jul 2016 at 09:49. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you davidhk. Accessing the homegroup page that way gave me the option to create a new homegroup and password!
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  4. Posts : 5,440
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #4

    Nice !

    You are welcome.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #5

    davidhk said:
    Nice !

    You are welcome.
    Hopefully I can pick your brain. I followed these directions and get none of the option listed. I can only join the homegroup that it says I created (and can't find the password for).
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  6. Posts : 5,440
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #6

    Arghie said:
    Hopefully I can pick your brain. I followed these directions and get none of the option listed. I can only join the homegroup that it says I created (and can't find the password for).
    I apologize.
    I am not sure I have an answer/solution for you.

    Please wait a bit. Someone will come along to help you.
    Good luck.
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #7

    Arghie said:
    Hopefully I can pick your brain. I followed these directions and get none of the option listed. I can only join the homegroup that it says I created (and can't find the password for).
    I have exactly the same problem. Impossible to find a solution!
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  8. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
       #8

    Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > then, bottom left under "See also" click "HomeGroup." Then try "Start the HomeGroup troubleshooter."

    Not a solution, but maybe it can help.
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    gogreen said:
    Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > then, bottom left under "See also" click "HomeGroup." Then try "Start the HomeGroup troubleshooter."

    Not a solution, but maybe it can help.
    Already done, but, unfortunately, it didn't works. Many thanks! :)
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #10

    Filos said:
    I have exactly the same problem. Impossible to find a solution!
    Sign out of the Homegroup with all computers on the local network. Power down all of them but the main one. Go to Homegroup Control Panel, and set up a new Homegroup. It should assign a new password. Turn on another computer and join the new Homegroup. As you do each computer wait until the warning about discovering the other computers goes away before you do the next one.

    Hope that works...
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