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Published on 07.20.09 by Brent Trahan

Join an Existing HomeGroup

Learn how to connect to an existing HomeGroup in Windows 7.

How do I join a HomeGroup?

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu.
  2. Select HomeGroup in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If HomeGroup is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Click Join now.

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    Note: If you receive a message saying the network location needs to be set to Home before you can create or join a HomeGroup, check out my Change Network Location guide.

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  4. Check off what types of files to share with trusted computers on the HomeGroup you’re about to join and then click Next.

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  5. Type the password given when the HomeGroup was created and then click Next.

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    Note: Learn how to find out the password of a HomeGroup.

  6. Click Finish and you’re done!

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  1. Zenzan says:

    Hi!!

    I have already created a homegroup on my PC. But in my laptop, instead of getting the “Join” button, it is asking me to create a group. It is not detecting my homegroup i think.

    Please can you tell me what can i do to solve this problem?

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