I would suggest you to delete the exixting homegroup and create a fresh homegroup. I am here to work with you on this problem. How to Share files without HomeGroup in Windows 10 In the past prior to the April update, we used to go to the HomeGroup to access shared folders. The procedure described above worked for us, hopefully it will work for you, too. If the system you want to share files to is on the same network as you, then you can share it from the context menu. I googled a bit, trying to fix it; I don't want to sidetrack the discussion, but needless to say I found nothing that seemed to address my problem directly. Once devices are connected to the printer, remember that users will only be able to print while the computer sharing the printer is turned on.
I have no idea why microsoft does such simple things through the ass, maybe to make people go crazy. Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it. I clicked on the folders and asked them to 'give access' to everyone, read and write, too. You can copy this link to the clipboard or send it to e-mail. Under this section, turn on network discovery.
The Homegroup never worked properly anyway, probably due to Windows Firewall being on, but sometimes certain. There are high chances that you are already seeing some early signs of these changes. On that page, look for the 'computer name' text. Temporarily disable the firewall on your computer. If the issue still persists, Step 2: I suggest you to run HomeGroup troubleshooter if not yet tried and check. However, if you're using your same Microsoft account to access content from another computer, then you will have read and write permissions. By default, every HomeGroup folder shared on the network are set with read only permissions.
Still no way to get my two computers on the same network to talk to each other. Any help would be appreciated. Then try to see the other computers on your network in the File Browser Please let me know if the above solution leads to the effect you desire. If you are using the Windows 10 Homegroup, it is advisable that you find alternative means if you want to share files between two systems. Otherwise, you won't be able to join any computers to HomeGroup. If your computers run Windows 7 or Windows 8. Set up each share one at a time and be certain that it is fully functional with respect to all of the other computers that are allowed access to that share.
For ease of access without needing accounts on all machines, open the' Network and Sharing Centre' and click 'Advanced sharing settings'. Here is how to change the settings: 1. File sharing was originally working fine using traditional method. You may run into the problem I have and can't figure out what to do. Names must be unique on a HomeGroup.
For the convenience of the user, you can create a shortcut to the folder on your desktop or connect it as a network drive using the net use command. You can set up permissions to read only or full access allowing to modify files from remote devices. We will be glad to assist you further. In the section below, you can customize the permissions for a specific user or group. This feature has been removed in the latest builds. Wrapping things up As you can see, Windows 10 provides a number of methods to securely share files over a network.
As long as the computer's running, you'll see any network shares, no matter which user is logged in to the computer. Make sure you have the homegroup setup correctly on your computers. So, on the other computer that was to use the shared printer I had to login using my computers login-id and password. However, in Windows 10, you can still share resources that were previously shared within the HomeGroup. HomeGroup was originally used to organize groups for network computers. How do you share files and other resources on your local network? You can block or allow each device individually, or you can click the Allow All or Block All buttons. The printer will now be shared in the network.
When you've chosen the user or group to share with, click Add. Share the file s to a contact or group with the app. To many end users, the homegroup seemed like a Windows feature when it was in fact network sharing made simple. Now turn off 'Password protected sharing'. To make sure you will be able to configure everything correctly, shut down all other the computers on the network, leaving only the computer you'll use to create the new HomeGroup turned on. A new window should appear with a split screen, where the bottom half of the screen will contain your file manager window, while the top half will be that of the other computer. Note: Depending on the file type you select to share, the available apps for sharing may vary.