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Windows 7: No password for joining Homegroup

16 Nov 2010   #1

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
No password for joining Homegroup

Hi Guys
Having a problem connecting to a Homegroup in Win 7. I had to do a system restore last week and since then I can not get connected to a homegroup that has been working before the restore.

When I try to join the Homegroup it asked for the password. I put the one I had before the restore but it was rejected. There is no "View or print password" button to get the password. Is there ANYwhere that I can get to that will show the password?

The restore was done on PC A. It can see PC B and can transfer files to it. PC B can see PC A but cannot transfer files to PC A. PC A has sharing and permissions set (I think). I have used the tutorials for sharing & permission but no go. It seems that I have "join" but do not have the password.

Any help?
Thanks

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16 Nov 2010   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Working PC

Go to the one that is working and get the password from it. That would be control panel > Home Group
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16 Nov 2010   #3

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
Mr

Hammerhead - Thanks for the reply.

Tried that and it's the same password from before the restore. No Go.
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16 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Might be easier just to have both PCs leave the Homegroup.
The, remake it and have the other PC join it.
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17 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crgibson View Post
Hi Guys
Having a problem connecting to a Homegroup in Win 7. I had to do a system restore last week and since then I can not get connected to a homegroup that has been working before the restore.

When I try to join the Homegroup it asked for the password. I put the one I had before the restore but it was rejected. There is no "View or print password" button to get the password. Is there ANYwhere that I can get to that will show the password?

The restore was done on PC A. It can see PC B and can transfer files to it. PC B can see PC A but cannot transfer files to PC A. PC A has sharing and permissions set (I think). I have used the tutorials for sharing & permission but no go. It seems that I have "join" but do not have the password.

Any help?
Thanks
This problem usually occurs when one of the systems time/date settings are out of sync with the other machines in the network.

Source> Homegroup Password is incorrect?
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17 Nov 2010   #6

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
Mr

Chev65 -
Both PC's have same time and date.

Wishmaster -
How does one go about leaving a homegroup? Then wouldn't I have the same problem with the password not working or do I have to create a new homegroup (how and on which PC)?
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18 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have run into a similar issue when the PC that actually made the Homegroup was reformated.
I'm sure theres a way to repair it, but I find this way a bit easier.



Look Under:
Control Panel / Network and Sharing Center

Obviously, only the PC still in the Homegroup will have the option to leave.



Once both are no longer part of a Homegroup, Create one one, and re-join with the other.
(I would reboot after leaving just to be safe. Not that you really need to)


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18 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crgibson View Post
Chev65 -
Both PC's have same time and date.

Wishmaster -
How does one go about leaving a homegroup? Then wouldn't I have the same problem with the password not working or do I have to create a new homegroup (how and on which PC)?
In that case you should go through my Homegroup trouble shooting list and try everything listed one by one. Hope this helps.

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