Windows 10: Windows 10 solving homegroup issue

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  1.    31 May 2016 #11

    Well, while I still can't get the homegroup to work, I've managed to allow all my computers to access each other. Even though my PC has 10tb storage I also have a NAS.

    One issue was on Kaspersky firewall - it though my wireless and ethernet connections were public. Changing them to private was one step.

    Then came the credential manager. Deleting all the windows credentials and adding them back with the same passwords and user names sorted it. You have to be careful about user names. While my laptop had John as the name in user accounts, in user profile it showed as johnpc. I used that with the generic password hey presto, they all connect, PC, laptop and NAS.

    So there is no need for homegroup. What a waste of time as none of the Windows 10 forums got anyway near sorting my issue.
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       31 May 2016 #12

    ethelhodg said: View Post
    Let's pretend you are explaining this in a book titled "Setting Up A Homegroup For Dummies." I am that dummy. I need step by step, in layman's terms, instructions on what I need to do. Can anyone help me?
    There really is no other way to explain it. The dummy books are written at a 6th grade reading level like the news.

    You can find the info in the Tutorials for hwo to setup Home Groups. Personally I like using a NAS. It is a lot more secure and you can control the user access, depending on which one you go with.

    You can get a Intel Core 2 Duo pretty cheap these days and throw in a small SSD to handle the File share. The attach a external drive for storage. The whole setup would run on FreeNAS.
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       31 May 2016 #13

    johnrxx99 said: View Post
    What exactly is the port homegroup uses? I have Kaspersky and can clear ports if needed. Also, on IPv6, what are homegroup's requirements?

    Why is it easier to use an NAS? My PC has 10TB of storage so why do I need remote storage?
    Yes it is a whole lot easier to use a NAS for media and file storage. Each user would only be able to access what you want them to.
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  4.    01 Jun 2016 #14

    I thought people who know about computers may be interested in this thread. It gives a solution although it hasn't got my issue solved yet but fingers are crossed the author may reply. Solved: Windows 10 can't set up a homegroup on this computer - HP Support Forum - 5581558.

    Based on all the posts concerning homegroups and networking, windows 10 clearly has issues. I find it interesting that the main Windows support page, while listing 15 categories, does not mention networking once. Well, that certainly is for dummies, lol.
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  5.    01 Jun 2016 #15

    bro67 said: View Post
    Yes it is a whole lot easier to use a NAS for media and file storage. Each user would only be able to access what you want them to.
    So you are saying you don't know any specifics on how the homegroup system works and you should use other methods to conduct file sharing. I'm sure that reassures all the purchases of the latest Microsoft product. Well, the little kiddywinkies who only log on to facebook I guess.
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