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  1.    26 May 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 solving homegroup issue


    I own an hp desktop and a Dell laptop. Both operate on Windows 10. There is an option to create a homegroup for file sharing between computers but both computers, when this process has been tried, get messages saying unable to create a homegroup on this computer. I need to be able to share between computers for school and work. I've searched and I've tried everything. Thank you in advance!
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  2.    28 May 2016 #2
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    It is falled File/Folder and Printer shares. Homegroup just sets up a secured share between two or more Windows computers.
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  3.    30 May 2016 #3
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    Windows 10 solving homegroup issues


    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    It is falled File/Folder and Printer shares. Homegroup just sets up a secured share between two or more Windows computers.
    So how do I set this up? I need to be able to share files. Does anyone know?
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  4.    30 May 2016 #4
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    Called, not falled. Fat thumbs. Everyone knows how to setup Home Groups. It is in Network settings when you right click on the network icon where the time is.

    If you want standard secure network shares, you have to enable in Advanced network settings and then on the folders you want to share. You have to right click, properties, share.

    All of this is in the tutorials.
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  5.    30 May 2016 #5
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    I have tried a few times but both computers say a homegroup can not be set up on them. Maybe it's the advanced network settings that's stopping it? I'll give your suggestion a try tonight. Thank you!
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  6.    30 May 2016 #6
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    That actually happens a lot. It can either be Registry or Internet Security software blocking the port and IPv6, which Home Group relies on for it to work.

    Easier to use a NAS for file sharing. Printer sharing can be done with certain Gateways and NAS devices or on the printer itself if it is Wifi or Ethernet capable.
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  7.    30 May 2016 #7
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    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?
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  8.    31 May 2016 #8
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    I have the same problem in a new PC W10 installation trying to connect with a W10 laptop. The laptop could network with the PC when it was using Windows 7 but with the PC on Windows 10, it says, unable to create a homegroup on this computer.

    All files and disks are set to share on both machines. When I try and set up the homegroup from the laptop, it says the other computer is is OK but may be asleep or turned off.

    So I agree, a problem solving set up of a homegroup for dummies would be a good idea.

    By the way, in advanced networking, network discovery is on, file and printing sharing is on and homegroup connections is on use user account as the first choice, allow Windows to manage connects didn't work either.

    When I use the Homegroup troubleshooter, it says some problems are network related, try the network troubleshooter. When I do that it says it couldn't identify a problem.

    So, it is a technical issue, which is why I'm here. I could send the troubleshooter report details if that would help.
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  9.    31 May 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    That actually happens a lot. It can either be Registry or Internet Security software blocking the port and IPv6, which Home Group relies on for it to work.

    Easier to use a NAS for file sharing. Printer sharing can be done with certain Gateways and NAS devices or on the printer itself if it is Wifi or Ethernet capable.
    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?
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  10.    31 May 2016 #10
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    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.<br><br>One issue was on Kaspersky firewall - it though my wireless and ethernet connections were public. Changing them to private was one step.<br><br>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.<br><br>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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