Brinkmann was crucial for sure, but there may be a problem if your machine name is over 8 characters. The company as a new option for home users to access printers, files, and media in home networks. It is beyond me why you have to spend so much time troubleshooting a simple thing like networking. The core idea was to assign all devices to a single HomeGroup to share access to files and printers between all devices. According to the following published in October 2018, the HomeGroup feature has now been removed from Windows 10. In this , we'll walk you through the steps to keep sharing files and printers in your home network without HomeGroup after moving to the April 2018 Update. Even saw one rep say format your disk.
When you upgrade from an older version of Windows, any layered service providers you're using aren't migrated; you'll need to re-install them after upgrading. I am not going to speculate on this, but it worked. Also, they won't be able to upload or create new files and folders. If you want to download update before October 9th you have to download it manually. Granted, I always had, and still do have, a mix of Windows versions on my home pcs that makes the problems more likely. We have written a detailed and clear instruction in that post about the new method to share files in Windows 10 and how to control which users have access to the shared files and folders. I can access other computers by ip and name, and vice versa.
Staff, you can just go to blazes. The easiest way to transfer a file between computers with Windows 10 is to use the feature. Microsoft plans to remove the HomeGroup functionality from its Windows 10 operating system. People in the same network could create or join an existing HomeGroup to be able to share printers and files in that particular HomeGroup. I do not understand why Microsoft introduces in a Windows Update important changes that affect millions of users worldwide without first telling them in advance that this will be done and what the consequences will be, and without giving in advance one or more properly working alternatives. The Windows Help Viewer is no longer supported in Windows 10. Once I renamed both of them to less than 8 characters i.
Select any of them, and all become visible and accessible as the other computer is shown in Network. HomeGroup will be removed in the next feature update for Windows 10. Such a negligent approach to updates. Problem started with 1803 update. Edit: Seems that network sharing is still working, regardless of Homegroup.
This guide is about File sharing or HomeGroup not showing on Windows 10 version 1803. Nearby sharing is available on computers running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and later that use compatible Bluetooth adapters. HomeGroup We are removing but not your ability to share printers, files, and folders. Click on Settings the gear icon at the left. Send me a private email if you have a product you would like unboxed or reviewed. If you tried to access the ones it could see however; you were presented with a log in requiring username and password.
Microsoft's explanation for the retiring of the HomeGroup feature is that it is not needed anymore. Homegroup always seems to have its own set of problems, though. Although there is no HomeGroup in Windows 10, but you can still provide network access to your shared folders and printers using other built-in features of Windows 10. The HomeGroup appeared in Windows 7 and was intended to simplify the organization of a small home or office network. No service is disabled and pretty much everything else is on too. Many thanks for the info provided. Once again my network disappeared after an update.
Then I turned to Homegroup which was hit and miss. Microsoft removed the Homegroup feature in the latest Windows 10 edition 1803. Desktop, Laptop they were able to share folders again. This will be one of the top pages searched on the internet over the next few months as people update to 1803. Windows 10 October 2018 Update How to install? For more info, see HomeGroup removed from Windows 10 Version 1803. Important: If you have a printer or multifunction device with a built-in print server, it's recommended to use that option instead. With HomeGroup removed from Windows 10 they were left without the ability to share properly with a new computer on the network.
Any folder, files, printers that you previously shared using HomeGroup will continue to be shared. Thank You for stopping by. Here's how to share your files on the home network without Homegroup. The list is subject to change and might not include every affected feature or functionality. In Windows 10, version 1709 and earlier versions, the app is included in the installation image.
If your company is still using HomeGroup or needs any help with advanced networking, then for assistance. No need for a restart or the other nonsense above. Also you can show your support and love for the Channel by wearing a Mikesunboxing Classic Logo Tee available from Our store. However, if you install Windows 10, version 1803, you may need to or through. At work they have a windows 10 station set up to share two printers to about 10 people. Back in the days when i was young.
Advanced sharing is nice alternative to Homegroup sharing, although not obvious. Microsoft is killing off the entire notion of HomeGroups, and removing a few other features from Windows 10. Once devices are connected to the printer, remember that users will only be able to print while the computer sharing the printer is turned on. Again many thanks for posting this solution, just wish I had Googled it first. All the usual troubleshooting that resolves the occasional issue such as resetting network adapters, checking settings, new installs, share permissions etc did not work. Applications or code that depend on these features won't function in this release unless you use an alternate method. When you click on Network tab in file explorer nothing shows up, hence you are unable to access or share files with other devices.