1.    16 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10

    homegroup with one Win 7 and one Win 10 computer?


    I tried creating a homegroup on a Windows 7 computer. When I try to join it from my Windows 10 computer, it says it detects it, and asks for a password, but suddenly reports that it no longer exists and fails to join it. Any idea why this is, or how to debug it?
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  2.    17 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,357
    Mac OS Sierra

    Homegroup has never worked perfect. There is really no way to debug Homegroup issues, other than to stop using it and use normal Network shares.
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  3.    17 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Oh, I didn't know there was another good way of sharing items on a local network. Okay I'll learn how to do that.
    Mike
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  4.    18 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,357
    Mac OS Sierra

    Network sharing has always been the way to go.

    Home Group was Microsoft's dream about sharing Libraries, which are nothing more than a shortcut to those folders that are named the same.

    Microsoft sales saw it as a easy way for as they saw in their eyes, everyone is ignorant and does not have a clue about computers.

    Just remember that Network sharing does require knowing the username on the other computer,for who that folder is assigned to in permissions.
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