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Windows 7: Homegroup on Windows 7


17 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Homegroup on Windows 7

Hi Guys,

I share my apartment with 5 people and one of them has created a homegroup on the wifi network that we use. And now does not remember the password. i want to be able to create a homegroup and share it with my roommate but unfortunately i cannot create a second homegroup. is there any way i can reset the home group on this network and create one for myself??

Looking forward to responses...


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17 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Welcome to Sevenforims.
Here is a tutorial to find password.

Homegroup Password - View or Print
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17 Nov 2011   #3

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hey thanks for the quick response.. but unfortunately that is not what i was looking for.. the guy who created the home group on my network does not want to share the password also i don't want to share anything with him... so i need to be able to create a home group of my own and share files and videos with my roommate... we need this as we would be working on a project and we don't want anyone else apart from the two of us to be able to see these files.. can you help????
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17 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Have you tried to leave the group?
as a last resource you could delete all the files in this location.
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
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17 Nov 2011   #5

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks a lot... that worked... i was able to create my own homegroup now... however for some reason i am not able to access the folders on my roommates laptop that he shared with the homegroup even though he can see the folder that i have shared.. any idea why that could be... i have checked the permissions and everything seems to be same but still something seems to be stopping me from accessing that folder. i don't even see his laptop listed in my homegroup window whereas he can see it under his homegroup folder..
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17 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I think you'll find that he needs to leave the old homegroup too.

You can then create a new homegroup with a new password, and then get him to join the new homegroup.
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17 Nov 2011   #7

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

thanks for the reply but i have already tried that... he left the home group and joined the new one that i had created.. when i still could not see the folders i got him to leave the home group and rejoin.. still did not help... ok may be i'll ask him to clear the files at C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and then ask him to rejoin and see if that makes any difference... hope that works
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17 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

OK, please let us know the outcome.
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17 Nov 2011   #9

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

unfortunately that did not work... now that we both have tried to leave the home group and clear of files from the above mentioned location and then i created a new home group and we both joined it... now neither me nor my roommate can see anything... it comes up with a message on the home group window saying "No other home group computers are currently available" ... and this happens on both the laptops.. so where could the problem be???
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17 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm not really sure.

All I can offer is this Microsoft article on creating a homegroup from start to finish.

Just work through the tabs at the top and see how you get on.

HomeGroup from start to finish - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
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