Forgot Homegroup Password in Windows 7

Forgot HomeGroup Password in Windows 7, How to Get it Back

May. 20, 2014 10:20 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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"I forgot my HomeGroup password in Windows 7. Now I want to share files and folders on other laptops, but I can't."

"Windows 7 HomeGroup not accepted, how can I do?"

Once you enabled your HomeGroup feature in Windows 7, you can enjoy sharing pictures, music, video, documents, and printers with other people in your HomeGroup. But if you forgot Windows 7 HomeGroup password or your Windows 7 HomeGroup not working, this function cannot be used. The only thing you need to do is get back the password. Here we will give the two solutions to you. You can either view the current HomeGroup password in Windows 7 or go ahead and change it.

Make sure that the machine that created the HomeGroup is on and working.

1. View and Copy the HomeGroup Password in Windows 7

  • 1. Open up Windows Explorer, and then find the HomeGroup option in the left-hand navigation pane. Click on View the HomeGroup password.

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  • 2. Write down the password, or click on Print this page to print the password. When it's done, close this window.

Or you can view your Windows 7 HomeGroup password in this way:

  • 1. Click Start button and open the Control Panel, and click on the HomeGroup icon or you can click on the Network and Sharing Center icon.
  • 2. Click on the Choose homegroup and sharing options link.

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  • 3. Click on the View or print homegroup password link.

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  • 4. Copy Windows 7 HomeGroup password, or click on Print this page to print the password. When it's done, close this window.
Note: If you receive an error message when you try to print the HomeGroup password, do one of the following:
Select the password, right-click it, and then click Copy. Open a new document or e-mail message, right-click an empty area, and then click Paste. Print the document or e-mail message.

2. Change the HomeGroup Password in Windows 7

Before start to change your HomeGroup Password in Windows 7, make sure that all PCs that are already in the homegroup are turned on and not asleep. And you must do step 1 and 2 in all computers joined to this homegroup. If not, then each computer that you did not do this for will have to leave the homegroup and join the homegroup before it be part of the homegroup again.

  • 1. Click Start button and open the Control Panel, and click on the HomeGroup icon or you can click on the Network and Sharing Center icon.
  • 2. Click on the Choose homegroup and sharing options link.

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  • 3. In only one of the computers, click on the Change the password link.

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  • 4. Type in your own password, or use the one generated for you. When it's done, click on Next.
  • 5. Then write down the new password and put it in a safe place.

Thus you have learnt how to view or change Windows 7 HomeGroup password. Then you can go back to share files and folders to different laptops in the same network. In addition, if you forgot your Windows 7 login password, turn to Windows Password Recovery for help, which can reset the forgotten Windows password with great ease.

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