I managed to sort it though. Then double-click on the HomeGroup Listener service and change the Startup type to Disabled. For this tutorial, we will use Windows 7 but also works in Windows 8 and Windows 10 up to 1803 version 1. Therefore advanced security methods must be implemented when the objects are shared in organizations. Windows 8 has a feature named HomeGroup that allows multiple computers in a home environment to communicate with each other, and share documents, images, videos, etc. I mapped all the drives on each computer 3 -- 2 desktops and a laptop to each of the other computers. We upgraded from Windows 7 and 8 to 10 and haven't been able to access the HomeGroup since.
The Win 8 system sees the homegroup and shares but when I try and open the shared info it throws the useless access error message. What threw me into confusion was that in a Workgroup each machine joins once, and any shares affect all users of that machine. You do not have to change a bunch of settings to get HomeGroup to work. Select the computer where the drive resides and then the drive itself. W8 Libraries show on W7 homegroup but are not accessible.
Once you have , the next step is to fine-tune it so that all the older computers can find each other. If this is the same user name and password used to access windows 7 system, you should have no Home Group syncing issues. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Clicking the HomeGroup will view a list of the connected computers and their files. The person who created the homegroup can give you the password. Now you can easily access data between your Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines without any technical know-how. Type the password and select Join.
To my way of thinking this was a different philosophy from a domain or workgroup where an administrator does the sharing for all the users of a machine. I don't use Metro but I had to change it in there. The Win 8 system sees the homegroup and shares but when I try and open the shared info it throws the useless access error message. Any computer running Windows 7 can join the homegroup. Though those items have to be working properly, they were not exactly causing the problem.
Hi Steven, I have two computers which are installed with Windows Developer Preview, one for testing target and the other for testing host. I will continue joining the homegroup. In the next step, you will need to enter the password of your Homegroup. Did some adjusting so, at the moment the W7 laptop can see W8 Desktop pc and do file synchronisation but nothing doing the other way round. Create HomeGroup in Windows 7 Before to create the HomeGroup, make sure that you Network Type is Private.
I will have a try to join a Windows Developer Preview's Homegroup from Windows 7 and hope the same message would not show. Note: Homegroup option is no longer available on Windows 10 and the below steps are no longer applicable Homegroup feature in Windows computers help you easily share files and printers between the computers. The only major differences are that it says Windows 8 instead of Windows 7, and it uses a different colour scheme. If so, try removing those computers from the network temporarily to isolate only the two that you are trying to create a homegroup with. After many frustrating hours of trying to get Windows HomeGroup to work as desired, I have abandoned it altogether and, hence, disabled HomeGroup on all computers in my household.
May 23, 2014 Anyone who has ever attempted to share files or printers between computers on a home network knows how problematic the procedure can be. The password required by other users to join your homegroup appears in the box. Hi all, I need help connecting my Windows 7 netbook Asus 1201N with Win 7 Ultimate x86 to my Windows 8 desktop Asus custom built Win 8 Pro x64 via a Homegroup. Imagine the scenario: it's a home network with one Windows 8 tablet and two Windows 7 desktops. Check in the Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center that the active network is not 'Unidentified' or 'Public network', but ' Private network' see screenshot. They get an error return.
The two Win 7 systems see each other and their assets. Then click Join now to enter the setup dialog to configure your computer to join a HomeGroup. I will post more if I figure out how to get them connected. On access from Windows 7 to Windows 8, I get the message that you don't have sufficcient permission to access that data. On the screenshot you can see that Guy and Pauline have joined the Homegroup on the Jasmine Windows 7 machine. You also have to make sure that both of the computers are on the same network. So I looked at the Firewall setting on both computers.
Click on Next and then select what type of documents you want to share in the Homegroup Click on Next, and the password that you need to share with the others computer appears, click on Finish to apply the changes and create the homegroup. I then added my fathers laptop back onto the Homegroup and sharing was fine. I guess I just don't get it. Folders and devices shared in the homegroup will appear in the file picker and other places where you save or open files, including File Explorer. Tested by Guy Thomas on Windows 8 Homegroup. Once you've added all of the computers you want to the HomeGroup, viewing files on another computer is as simple as viewing files on your own computer! Otherwise you need to check permissions on the folder. Get tips, reviews, news, and giveaways reserved exclusively for subscribers.