Windows 10: Left Homegroup, Don't Know Password to Rejoin Solved

  1.    12 Feb 2016 #1

    Left Homegroup, Don't Know Password to Rejoin


    I did something pretty dumb. I left a Homegroup on the PC I created it on. I can't rejoin it because I can't remember the password (the dumb thing is that I can't find a record of the password). Do I need to delete the existing Homegroup, and how is that accomplished? Can anyone help me out of my foolishness? Thanks!
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  2.    12 Feb 2016 #2

    Well I solved my problem shortly after I posted this thread. I changed my Workgroup name and rebooted. The option to create a new Homegroup came back, and I was able to create a new one. I've now permanently documented the new password. Now to clean up the mess I made on other computers by having them join the "new" workgroup.
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       12 Feb 2016 #3

    1. Go to the other computer which has joined the homegroup > open File Explorer > left side, right click at Homegroup > click View the homegroup password.

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    Go to the other computer which has joined the home group >
    Right click at the Start button > Control Panel > top right, click the View by > select small or large > select Home Group > under Other homegroup actions, click View or print the homegroup password.

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  4.    12 Feb 2016 #4

    davidhk said: View Post
    1. Go to the other computer which has joined the homegroup > open File Explorer > left side, right click at Homegroup > click View the homegroup password...
    Thanks for the suggestion but there was only one PC that was a member of the Homegroup at the time. The other had already left the Homegroup so the option did not exist. I'll keep your suggestion in mind if I do something stupid again.
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