Edit- I found that the defunct Homegroup is still listed in Sharing. It has to be changed to Specific People--Everyone to share files. Not sure this will work for nearby sharing but it is a setting that needs to be changed. Also needing change is the User
folder. Win 10 does not see the correct user folder to access. It comes up as Default User instead of the real named folder. Then it says the folder is empty. We need help.
Yes, no matter what I try it seems that Nearby sharing does not work. With both
Bluetooth and Nearby sharing turned "On" and Wi-Fi connected in three adjacent devices the "Share" feature cannot find the other devices. A fix would be nice sometime soon, please...
I haven't investigated it yet but I already had changed password protection and it still doesn't work.
Update-- nearby sharing does not work on my old computers that have been running Windows 10 fine and been updated to 1803. It does not even have the option to select it in Notifications and Alerts. However, normal file sharing works ok now.
Where specifically did you see the Homegroup shown? Sorry, I'm not completely clear what you mean by it being listed in Sharing. Is that on a folder by folder basis? Also, concerning the user folder, do I have to share my entire user folder for this to work?
If so, that seems like a bit of a security risk.
It not significant but it shows up with right click on a file or folder and choosing Give Access to. There really is no Homegroup and choosing it does nothing. Sharing shows contacts and searches for Nearby Devices. I thought it had something to do with
Nearby Sharing not working, but turns out that my older computers don't have the option for that. Network sharing still works but must be setup again.
Thanks. Problem was old hardware. I also found that Homegroup sharing when selecting Give Access To by right clicking on a folder still works to share folders even though there is no homegroup. Very handy since Network & Sharing Center doesn't have the
specific folders to share list anymore. But still odd that Homegroup is mentioned at all.