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?

Thanks!

Greg

Answer
Answer

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.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-networking/windows-10-homegroup-password-gone/0bf10163-7372-4581-b09b-b7a7b3a13d10?auth=1

Also, check the link mentioned below as a reference:

HomeGroup from start to finish

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17145/windows-homegroup-from-start-to-finish#homegroup-start-to-finish=windows-81&v1h=win81tab1&v2h=win7tab1

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

Thank you.

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