How to View the Homegroup Password in Windows 8 and 8.1


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A homegroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share devices (such as printers), and libraries (such as your Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video libraries). Using a homegroup makes sharing easier. Your homegroup is protected with a password, which you can change at any time.

This tutorial will show you how to view or print the homegroup password in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1 to give to PCs on your network that you want to join the homegroup.

Note   Note
Your PC will need to already be joined to the homegroup to be able to view the homegroup password on it.





OPTION ONE
View or Print Homegroup Password using File Explorer

1.
Open File Explorer, click/tap on Homegroup in the navigation pane, and do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on the HomeGroup tab on the ribbon, click/tap on View password, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot above)

3. Right click on Homegroup in the navigation pane, click/tap on View the HomeGroup password, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot above)

4. You will now see the homegroup password that you can also print out if you like. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION TWO
To View Homegroup Password using PC settings

1. Open PC settings, and do step 2 or 3 below depending on what Windows 8 you have.

2. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT, click/tap on HomeGroup on the left side, scroll down on the right side to see the homegroup password under Membership, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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3. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on Network on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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A) Click/tap on HomeGroup on the left side, scroll down on the right side to see the homegroup password under Password, and go to step 4 below . (see screenshot below)

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4. When you are finished, you can close PC settings if you like.







OPTION THREE
View or Print Homegroup Password using HomeGroup Control Panel

1.
Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the HomeGroup icon.

2. Click/tap on the View or print the homegroup password link. (see screenshot below)

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3. You will now see the homegroup password that you can also print out if you like. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn