Windows 10: PC reports that it is not possible to set up a Homegroup

  1.    15 Sep 2017 #1

    PC reports that it is not possible to set up a Homegroup


    I am having trouble with File Explorer on my wife's PC (Val1606). Under Network, it does not show my PC (Tony0415) but it has appeared under This PC but no longer. However, what it showed was that Tony0415 was merely a Media Device.

    It would be good if I could get Val1606 to recognise Tony0415 for what it is. I've spent some time with troubleshooters to no avail.

    Meanwhile, I thought that I would try to set up a Homegroup. I started one on Val1606 but when I attempted to enter the password on Tony0415, I got the message that it was not possible to set up a Homegroup on this computer. I also exited the Homegroup I had set up on Val1606 and attempted to set up a new one on Tony0415 only to get the same message, it was not possible to set up a Homegroup on this computer.



    Again, no help from the troubleshooters. Nor did a restart of my router.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    15 Sep 2017 #2

    It's simpler to just use workgroups home group won't work without ipv6. Can you ping the PC by name or IP?
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  3. Posts : 583
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       15 Sep 2017 #3

    If you open a command prompt on the computer you want to connect to and type
    Code:
    ipconfig
    You will end up with something like this

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    What you are looking for is IPv4 Address in my case it's
    Code:
    192.168.100.99
    Now open File Explorer and in the address bar type
    Code:
    \\192.168.100.99    # yours will be different#
    Now right click on the folder and select Map network drive .​ Now when you open file explorer and go to This PC
    the drive will be there.


    Note:
    You can also use the computer name EG:
    Code:
    \\Media
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails hostname.png  
    Last edited by sml156; 15 Sep 2017 at 18:03.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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