How to fix the “windows can’t set up a homegroup on this computer” error


If you’re working in a company or if you want khổng lồ giới thiệu files between two computers, then you need lớn mix up a homegroup, but the error message “Windows can’t set up a homegroup on this computer” may appear. Luckily, this post from will show you how khổng lồ solve it.

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A homegroup is a group of computers on a trang chính network that can share files and printers. Using homegroups makes sharing easier. You can nói qua pictures, music, videos, documents, & printers with others in your homegroup.

HomeGroup Issues

Here are some of the most comtháng problems that you may encounter with HomeGroups. 

1. Cannot connect lớn HomeGroup Windows 10.

2. Homegroup cannot access other computers, see other computers.

3. HomeGroup Windows 10 not working.

4. Can’t create homegroup only join.

5. I can’t create, join, or use a Homegroup.

6. Homegroup cannot be created on this computer, detected, removed.

Then, I will introduce how to lớn fix the “Windows can’t phối up a homegroup on this computer” error.


How lớn Fix Windows Can’t Set up a Homegroup on This Computer

Method 1: Enable Peer Network Grouping Services

Sometimes you can’t join HomeGroup Windows 10 because services needed for homegroup to work are disabled for some reason, but there’s a method khổng lồ enable them. Here is how lớn vì chưng that:

Step 1: Search for services.msc in the Search box and open the Services application.

Step 2: Search for Peer Network Grouping, Peer Network Identity Manager, Homegroup Listener & Homegroup Provider in the danh sách.

Step 3: Cheông chồng if those services are disabled or phối to Manual. If yes, you should mix them to Automatic and leave sầu your homegroup.

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Step 4: Then create a new homegroup and see if it works.

Method 2: Allow Full Control khổng lồ MachineKeys và Peer Networking Folders

If it doesn’t work, you can try this method. You can try lớn allow full control khổng lồ MachineKeys and Peer Networking folders. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Find the following tệp tin paths:



Step 2: Right-clichồng each thư mục and choose Properties. Then go khổng lồ the Security tab, then clichồng a group, và clichồng Edit.

Step 3: At last, check the Allow box next to lớn Full control.

Step 4: Repeat the steps for all that you wish to have sầu access khổng lồ your homegroup.

Then you can kiểm tra if you still can’t join homegroup Windows 10.

Method 3: Rename MachineKeys Directory

If the homegroup cannot be phối up in Windows 10, the issue might be related khổng lồ the MachineKeys folder. However, you can rename the MachineKeys directory to fix it. Here is the tutorial:

Step 1: Navigate to C:ProgramDataMicrosoftCryptoRSA directory. Then locate MachineKeys, right-click it và choose Rename.

Step 2: Change the name from MachineKeys to MachineKeys-old.

Step 3: Now create a new thư mục called MachineKeys and give sầu full control permissions lớn Everyone and all users on your PC.

Then you’ll be able to phối up a Homegroup.

Method 4: Turn off AllHomegroup

Sometimes other computers in your network can interfere và cause the “homegroup cannot be mix up in Windows 10” issue. However, you can vì chưng the following to lớn fix it.

Step 1: First, you should stop all services beginning with Home and Peer on all computers.

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Step 2: Now go to the following directory and delete all contents of that folder.