Windows 10: Cannot View / Change Homegroup Password


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       05 May 2017 #1

    Cannot View / Change Homegroup Password


    I have three computers I would like to add to a homegroup. One is a MAC (optional) and two are windows 10 laptops. At some point in the distant and long forgotten past, I must have created a homegroup. On the two available computers running windows 10, I have the ability to "join homegroup" but not create one. No idea what the passwords are.

    Regardless of what lap top I'm on, when right-clicking on "Homegroup" in File Explorer, I don't have the option of "View The Homegroup Password". It is greyed out. Ideally, I would like to start fresh. Is this at all possible.

    Forgive my lack of detail. I'm a bit of a nube. And guidance you can provide would be welcome.

    Cheers,

    jb
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    05 May 2017 #2

    imnotascientist said: View Post
    I have three computers I would like to add to a homegroup. One is a MAC (optional) and two are windows 10 laptops. At some point in the distant and long forgotten past, I must have created a homegroup. On the two available computers running windows 10, I have the ability to "join homegroup" but not create one. No idea what the passwords are.

    Regardless of what lap top I'm on, when right-clicking on "Homegroup" in File Explorer, I don't have the option of "View The Homegroup Password". It is greyed out. Ideally, I would like to start fresh. Is this at all possible.

    Forgive my lack of detail. I'm a bit of a nube. And guidance you can provide would be welcome.

    Cheers,

    jb
    Is your PC Network set to Private or Public?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Solved Can't get Homegroup Password in Network and Sharing
Hi, I had to do a complete reinstall of Windows 10. However, the new install still recognizes the old homegroup and I didn't write down the password. Now I can't change the password. When I open up the homegroup window, I can join, change sharing...
Hi, Just converted from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro yesterday, and afterwards installed a TPM chip. The chip is recognized by TPM Management. I haven't turned on Bitlocker yet. The only way I can see to change the Owner Password first requires...
Network & Sharing Change Homegroup Password in Windows 10 in Tutorials
A Homegroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computers on your local home network. You can also stream media to devices. When a PC creates a...
Network & Sharing View or Print Homegroup Password in Windows 10 in Tutorials
A Homegroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computers on your local home network. You can also stream media to devices. When a PC creates a...
New laptop, first time Win10. I'm not yet ready to deal with the frustration of trying to setup a 'real' network with the other 2 machines so I'm doing a Homegroup temporarily. When prompted for the password, I opened Homegroup on my old Win7...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42.
Find Us