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Homegroup icon does not list other PC in the group

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Homegroup icon does not list other PC in the group


    My main PC is a desktop running Windows 7 and my homegroup was set up on this PC.
    I have a laptop running Windows 8 and joined the homegroup - seemingly successfully as the control panel indicates that it is in the group.

    On the W7 desktop
    The homegroup icon lists the laptop and allows me to access the laptop files.
    The network icon lists both the desktop and the laptop. I could also access the laptop files this way, but do not need to as I can access them via the homegroup icon.

    On the W8 laptop
    The homegroup icon just lists the laptop user name and then the laptop itself. The desktop is not listed.
    The network icon lists both the laptop and the desktop. This allows me to access the desktop files, but I would prefer to access them via the the homegroup icon.

    Any ideas?

    Andy

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by Andyp View Post
    My main PC is a desktop running Windows 7 and my homegroup was set up on this PC.
    I have a laptop running Windows 8 and joined the homegroup - seemingly successfully as the control panel indicates that it is in the group.

    On the W7 desktop
    The homegroup icon lists the laptop and allows me to access the laptop files.
    The network icon lists both the desktop and the laptop. I could also access the laptop files this way, but do not need to as I can access them via the homegroup icon.

    On the W8 laptop
    The homegroup icon just lists the laptop user name and then the laptop itself. The desktop is not listed.
    The network icon lists both the laptop and the desktop. This allows me to access the desktop files, but I would prefer to access them via the the homegroup icon.

    Any ideas?

    Andy
    On the Windows 7 machine, try going to the Network and Sharing Center, then go to the Advanced Sharing Settings, make sure that Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing are both enabled for all Networks. This is the most likely reason why you can't see the Windows 7 desktop.

    If those are enabled then try leaving the Homegroup from both machines then create a new one on the Windows 8 machine then join the new Homegroup from the Windows 7 machine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the advice

    Removed both PCs from the homegroup and set it up on Windows 8 - then joined it from Windows 7.
    All OK now
    Andy
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Andyp View Post
    Thanks for the advice

    Removed both PCs from the homegroup and set it up on Windows 8 - then joined it from Windows 7.
    All OK now
    Andy
    That usually does the trick Andy, thanks for reporting back in.
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