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.

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.


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: