Windows 10 Homegroup Password Gone

After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my four computers all of the Homegroup settings disappeared and access to the password is "greyed out".  I either need to find the original password or the ability to reset everything. I have tried troubleshooting this issue for several days, but so far haven't been able to resolve.
Answer
Answer

Delete all of the idstore.* files on all of computers from the peernetworking directory. See below for the full path. Then shutdown / reboot all of your computers, then setup a new Homegroup on your main computer, once the new homegroup is established you will be able to join with your other computers on your network.

C:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\roaming\peernetworking

This worked for all of the 4 computers on my private home network.

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Last updated January 1, 2020 Views 19,118 Applies to: