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Windows 7: Windows 7 computer does not see itself in homegroup with a Windows 10

02 Mar 2017   #1
Gene1000

Windows 7 Pro, 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 computer does not see itself in homegroup with a Windows 10

Hello all,
I have a windows 7 computer and a windows 10 computer in my homegroup. Both machines indicate that they are included in the homegroup. The windows 10 machine sees both computers (listed in the file explorer). However, the windows 7 computer sees the windows 10 machine, but does not see itself (in the file explorer).
I have tried everything. Researched the Internet, read posts, spent hours to now avail.
Can anyone please help.
Thank you.


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04 Mar 2017   #2
johncorosz

Both Windows 7 64 & Windows 10 LTSB
 
 

Have you come any closer to finding an answer? I think you should be a bit more elaborate about your situation. I see no reason Windows Explorer would simply not show itself in Explorer.

Have you tried sfc /scannow
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04 Mar 2017   #3
Gene1000

Windows 7 Pro, 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johncorosz View Post
Have you come any closer to finding an answer? I think you should be a bit more elaborate about your situation. I see no reason Windows Explorer would simply not show itself in Explorer.

Have you tried sfc /scannow
Maybe I didn't make myself clear. The computer that I am on does not show itself under "homegroup" in File Explorer. But it does show the other computers in the homegroup.
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04 Mar 2017   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Sometimes Homegroup gets glitchy, and some people say don't use it.

I use it with Win 7, 8.1, and 10.
I've had a few times where things didn't work right.
I deleted the current homegroup and created a new one.
That fixed my issues, ymmv.
Not a great answer/solution, but something to consider.

With the way W10 does updates and OS version upgrades, i think that can cause issues, that's just my guess.
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05 Mar 2017   #5
Gene1000

Windows 7 Pro, 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Sometimes Homegroup gets glitchy, and some people say don't use it.

I use it with Win 7, 8.1, and 10.
I've had a few times where things didn't work right.
I deleted the current homegroup and created a new one.
That fixed my issues, ymmv.
Not a great answer/solution, but something to consider.

With the way W10 does updates and OS version upgrades, i think that can cause issues, that's just my guess.
I deleted the homegroup many times. Tried everything. Horrible effort by Microsoft.
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