Cannot connect Homegroup after the latest patch

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  1. Posts : 198
    Win 10 Pro 64bit v 1903 build 18362.145
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       #11

    That's why I'm posting this issue. With Homegroup, only the files I specify are shareable. It really concerns me that, as I posted above, when I double-click on the icon for my PC on the other PC and enter my ID and password, my entire desktop is available on the PC and all my files.

    And, visa versa, why would you require an ID and password for a PC the doesn't have any (the second PC)?
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    Mac OS Catalina
       #12

    rzn6jw said:
    bro67,

    With Homegroup, I could put something (file, picture, etc) in a 'Public' folder on one PC and access that folder from the other PC. Now I can't. So how does my roaming profile have anything to do with accessing that PC? Every time I try from my PC, I get a sign-on alert even though that PC is not password protected. How can I sign on to a PC that does not have a sign on?
    Microsoft created Home Group as a way of privately sharing folders/Libraries between only those users with the key.

    Network Sharing goes a lot deeper in allowing you to select which folder and sub-folders that you want to be seen by those you share them with, along with if they need a password or not to access.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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       #13

    rzn6jw said:
    That's why I'm posting this issue. With Homegroup, only the files I specify are shareable. It really concerns me that, as I posted above, when I double-click on the icon for my PC on the other PC and enter my ID and password, my entire desktop is available on the PC and all my files.

    And, visa versa, why would you require an ID and password for a PC the doesn't have any (the second PC)?
    If you are going to another computer, as I stated before, you would be using a Roaming profile if you are using a Live account. If you are using a Local Account, you have to be assigned to that workstation with your user credentials already on that workstation.
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  4. Posts : 198
    Win 10 Pro 64bit v 1903 build 18362.145
    Thread Starter
       #14

    I'm using a Local account on my PC so you're saying that I have to create MY account on the PC that I want to share files with even though that PC doesn't use ID or password? Do I have to sign on with that ID and password to share files on that PC?
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS Catalina
       #15

    Yes you need to create another local account if you want to sit down and use the other computer. If you only want a user for just sharing particular folders, you can create that and it will not have anything to do with logging into Windows. It is only there for Credentials for file & folder sharing.
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  6. Posts : 129
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       #16

    It sounds to me that you would be happy with standard file sharing.
    Go to networking and switch off password protection. This means that there will be no passwords required. Now, only folders that you right click on and "share" will be visible on the network.
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       #17

    davefaz said:
    It sounds to me that you would be happy with standard file sharing.
    Go to networking and switch off password protection. This means that there will be no passwords required. Now, only folders that you right click on and "share" will be visible on the network.
    The standard is Network File and Folder Sharing. It is the most secure way to do it on a network and it works. Home Group has been one of those projects that has been a headache from day one and only works between Microsoft devices that have that capability. That means that you cannot connect to those folders in Libraries.

    Home Group is a point to point. Network sharing is across the LAN, that anyone can connect to a share if they have been granted through Credentials to be able to do so.
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  8. Posts : 198
    Win 10 Pro 64bit v 1903 build 18362.145
    Thread Starter
       #18

    OK, did it your way.

    However, if M/S didn't want to use Homegroup in the Anniversary update, why did they leave it in if it didn't work?
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