1.    26 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Homegroup reappears after doing factory reset

    I performed a factory reset which went fine. When I click on Homegroup it says I can join the one I previously setup on the machine before the factory reset, i.e it is asking me to join my own Homegroup. I do not have the password for my (old) Homegroup.

    I've tried some of the solutions I found on here (deleting files in Appdata/... and stopping the service but the old Homegroup still persists.

    1) Do you usually join your own Homegroup?
    2) Is there a way to get the password?
    3) Can the old Homegroup be erased?
    4) Any other suggestions?

    Thanks for the help.
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  2.    26 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,431
    Mac OS Sierra

    No one uses Homegroup. Majority of us use standard Network Shares. Homegroup has been broken from day one.
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