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Windows 7: Homegroup Password - View or Print

Homegroup Password - View or Print

How to View or Print Your Homegroup Password in Windows 7
Published by Brink
03 Dec 2009
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How to View or Print Your Homegroup Password in Windows 7

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If you have forgot your Windows 7 homegroup password, then this will show you how to view or print it to see what it is again. You must have this password to be able to join a computer to your homegroup.
Note   Note
HomeGroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other people on your home network. You would have had to created a homegroup first before you will have a password to use to join other computer to your homegroup.

Here's How:
1. Open Windows Explorer, right click on Homegroup in the navigation pane, and click on View the HomeGroup password. (See screenshot below)
Homegroup Password - View or Print-homegroup_menu.jpg

A) Go to step 6.

2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the HomeGroup icon.
A) Go to step 4.

3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Network and Sharing Center icon.

4. Click on the Choose homegroup and sharing options link. (see screenshot below)
Homegroup Password - View or Print-step1.jpg
5. Click on the View or print homegroup password link. (see screenshot below)
Homegroup Password - View or Print-password2.jpg
6. Write down this password down, or click on Print this page to print the passoword. When done, close this window. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The password is case sensitive, so it will need to be typed exactly as it appears here when used to join a computer to the homegroup.
Homegroup Password - View or Print-password3.jpg
That's it,

03 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hello Brink,

This is a very useful tutorial, I bet a lot of people will use it.



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03 Dec 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello zx81,

I sure hope that they do find it helpful. :)
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27 Dec 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Every time I press Print this Page on the HomeGroup password screen:
Homegroup Password - View or Print-w7_cant_print_homegroup_pw.jpg

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27 Dec 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hey HoneycombAG,

Reading up on the error number, it seems that setting Internet Explorer back as your default web browser usually sorts the error to then be able print your homegroup password. You could change it back to Chrome afterwards if you like. :)
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