How to Create or Delete a Homegroup in Windows 10, 8, 7

Homegroup allows one or more computers to share things such as photos, music, printers in the local network.

You can create a Homegroup in Windows 7, 8 and 10 but the home or starter editions (Windows 7) doesn’t allow to create one but be part of one.

Something essential in a Homegroup is that you can set a password for it, so you can secure your computers easily before sharing your files.

That is a powerful way to share your files, so on this tutorial,  we will see how to create or delete a Homegroup.

For this tutorial, we will use Windows 7 but also works in Windows 8 and Windows 10 (up to 1803 version)

1. Create HomeGroup in Windows 7

Before to create the HomeGroup, make sure that you Network Type is Private.

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. 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.

2. Join HomeGroup in Windows 7

To join a homegroup in Windows 7, connect your computer to the same network. Open Control Panel and click on Homegroup, automatically the wizard detects the Homegroup.

There click on Join now and select what do you want to share with the others computers. Press Next and enter the password provided by the Homegroup Admin.

Press Next and you will successfully join the Homegroup.

3. Leave HomeGroup in Windows 7

To leave the Homegroup in Windows 7, open Control Panel and click on Homegroup.

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.

In this way, we left the homegroup. Additionally, access the following path in the File Explorer

C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

There delete all the files and restart your computer to complete the process.

4. 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.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, leave a comment below I will answer you soon as I can.

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