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Windows 7: Homegroup is Useless, so far

11 Nov 2010   #1
Bill1950

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Homegroup is Useless, so far

This is unbelievable. I finally got both of my PCs to either create or join a Homegroup. I have shared folders (and files) between each via the Homegroup. But, both machines report that there are no other PCs in the Homegroup on the network.


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11 Nov 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill1950 View Post
This is unbelievable. I finally got both of my PCs to either create or join a Homegroup. I have shared folders (and files) between each via the Homegroup. But, both machines report that there are no other PCs in the Homegroup on the network.
And the problem is? You say you only have 2 machines so why would there be other machines in the HomeGroup?
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11 Nov 2010   #3
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Sorry to butt in but I think the OP is saying PC-1 can't see PC-2.

And PC-2 can't see PC-1.

Neither is recoginzing the other's presence in the HomeGroup.

If I am mistaken, I apologize ahead of time.
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11 Nov 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Holy Moses View Post
Sorry to butt in but I think the OP is saying PC-1 can't see PC-2.

And PC-2 can't see PC-1.

Neither is recoginzing the other's presence in the HomeGroup.

If I am mistaken, I apologize ahead of time.
Ok, good point, that could be the case. No worries always good to get more input.
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11 Nov 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill1950 View Post
This is unbelievable. I finally got both of my PCs to either create or join a Homegroup. I have shared folders (and files) between each via the Homegroup. But, both machines report that there are no other PCs in the Homegroup on the network.

Try using the Homegroup trouble shooting guide it the link below to help you fix this problem. It can be something as simple as the time/date setting being out of synk.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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