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Unable to FRemove Homegroup From Explorer Nav Pane

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Unable to FRemove Homegroup From Explorer Nav Pane


    I've tried everything but Homegroup keeps rearing it's ugly head in Explorer's nav pane.
    I went in to Change PC settings and Network and Homegroup, but since a Homegroup doesn't exist there is no Leave Homegroup option.
    I even did a registry tweek to remove it and double checked the Attributes setting and it is correct to hide Homegroup.

    I restored a clean image, like I do ever so often, and after the initial restore Home Group is hidden.
    But, after installing some Windows updates it show back up again.

    Any ideas what is going on.
    I don't want, don't need, and don't want to have anything to do with Homegroup.

    James

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Since you don't have homegroup setup, therefore no option to leave the home group.
    Open Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services
    Then stop 2 services if they are running: HomeGroup Listener, HomeGroup Provider then double click on each and disable.

    Homegroup should disappear from Nav Pane.
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  3. #3


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello James,

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help.

    Homegroup -Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Looks like that did it.

    Thanks,
    James
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news James. Glad it could help.
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