Now, open the Control Panel and click on Choose homegroup and sharing options under Network and Internet The homegroup wizard appears where you need to click on Create a Homegroup. After disabling the HomeGroup Provider service, re-open the File Explorer app and you will notice that the HomeGroup icon no more visible in file explorer. I would say, first option, is to open, in the run box, Services. Hi W Knowles, What is your current situation? I think the problem is that the op no longer had windows 7 - that was upgraded. Remove HomeGroup Windows 10 To remove the Homegroup, open Control Panel in the computer which creates the Homegroup, click on Homegroup and then on Leave the homegroup and you will remove it quickly.
How can I delete the homegroup and start fresh? How to — Remove Homegroup Windows 10. Sorry, I was away on business and just returned to try this. Like several other people, I've got a network with a phantom computer that supposedly created a homegroup. During setup, Windows 10 asks you which network type you want to set for the current network connection. I will also link the thread I posted that info originally on that helped the poster. I just bought my wife a new laptop and want to put it on our home network. Create HomeGroup in Windows 7 Before to create the HomeGroup, make sure that you Network Type is Private.
You may find you need to change the security privileges, in order to get down to the subfolder. The problem is I don't know the password and I'm not giving the option of changing the password or removing the Homegroup. I also am not being given any option of creating a new group, only continually asked to join this old and un-joinable one. In this way, we left the homegroup. Further, You see the list of files and devices that you would like to share within the homegroup. The icon will disappear, but HomeGroup will continue to work.
I tried once again to join, and after several minutes was asked to supply the HomeGroup password. While setting up Windows 10, it may ask you to choose the network type you want to set for the current network connection and if you set it as private, Windows 10 automatically start showing HomeGroup icon in the navigation panel of the new file explorer. For that, you need to Open Registry Editor. After that open the File Explorer app and you will notice that HomeGroup icon is not visible in the File Explorer will continue to work. Hi, Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Standard warning: Registry Editor is a powerful tool and misusing it can render your system unstable or even inoperable.
Press Next and enter the password provided by the Homegroup Admin. If you ever want to reverse this change, just go back into Registry Editor, double-click the System. To do that, you just have to enter HomeGroup settings and choose the option to remove the Homegroup. Create a Homegroup wizard will appear on the screen. I cant find that info - how do I delete so I can start over? When I went to HomeGroup, I was still only given the option to join the existing group, no option to create a new one. Disable or uninstall the firewall or anti-virus installed on your computer and then check if the issue is resolved.
Press Next and you will successfully join the Homegroup. Homegroup allows one or more computers to share things such as photos, music, printers in the local network. Creating Homegroup is quite simple, but removing it is simple as well. What else can I try?. I understand your concern on creating or deleting the Homegroup and will certainly help you.
I've used the router's access controls to block the phantom computer but the phantom homegroup still persists. Type the following in the Run box: services. I recommend you to follow the steps in below to create homegroup. 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. IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree value to 1 or just delete the value altogether.
Unfortunately this is not the issue I am having. That is a powerful way to share your files, so on this tutorial, we will see how to create or delete a Homegroup. I honestly had no idea this still existed. I had a Homegroup defined on Windows 7 Professional before upgrading to Windows 10 Professional. Is there anything I can do to get out of this situation? If you have any questions about this tutorial, leave a comment below I will answer you soon as I can. This is a precaution, in the event you need to restore it.
Follow our instructions on and then you can proceed with the instructions here. Here is how to do it. I've physically inspected every computer on the network 3 desktops, 4 laptops , and there isn't one that matches the phantom machine. Changes should take effect immediately, so open a File Explorer window and double-check to make sure that HomeGroup has been removed. There, select the option Leave the homegroup, and we will see the following message: If you are sure of leaving the HomeGroup, choose the option Leave the homegroup to complete the process.