Resetting Homegroup in Windows 10

Some time ago, on Windows 7, I created a Homegroup and had all our computers join that group.

Recently, I upgraded all computers to Windows 10. Now, when I go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > HomeGroup, I see "Greg on COMPUTER1 has created a homegroup on the network." and a Join Now button. I click Join Now and go through a short wizard to share my stuff and am prompted for a password.

I have no idea what the password is, this was set up long ago. It says "You can get the password from Greg on COMPUTER1, or another member of the homegroup." I *AM* Greg, and I *AM* on Computer1. And I similarly haven't been able to get the password from another computer that was on the homegroup either. It's like this is a completely different "Greg" account.

HELP! Is there a way to just reset the homegroup and start over?




Hi Greg,

Delete all of the idstore.* files on all of computers from the peer networking directory.

I would request you to perform the steps suggested by PaulNaley from the link mentioned below and see if it helps.

Also, check the link mentioned below as a reference:

HomeGroup from start to finish

Please revert if you face any issues with resetting the Homegroup.

Thank you.

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Last updated February 18, 2020 Views 12,595 Applies to: