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Author Topic: Fix: Homegroup Cannot Be Set Up in Windows 10  (Read 353 times)
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« on: April 26, 2017, 07:05:46 PM »

Networking is a crucial part of every computer, especially if you need to share files and collaborate with other users. This is extremely important if you’re working in a company or if you want to share files between two computers. To do this, you first need to set up a Homegroup, but Windows 10 users are reporting an error that says “Homegroup cannot be set up on this computer

f you’re receiving this error on Windows 10 you might want to try some of these solutions:

Fix issues with the homegroup in Windows 10

Solution 1 – Delete files from PeerNetworking folder

1. Go to c:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking.

2. Delete idstore.sst and move on to Step 3. If deleting idstore.sst

doesn’t work, go back to


and delete all files and folders in it and go back to Step 3.

3. Go to the Network Settings and Leave the Homegroup.

4. Repeat this for all the computers in your network.

4. Turn off your computers.

5. Turn on just one, and create a new Homegroup on it.

6. This Homegroup should be recognized on all of your computers now.

Solution 2 – Enable Peer network grouping services

Sometimes it can happen that services needed for Homegroup to work are disabled for some reason, but there’s a way to enable them.

1. In the Search bar type services.msc and search the list for peer network grouping, peer network identity manager, homegroup listener and homegroup provider.

2/ If those services are disabled or set to manual set them to auto and leave your Homegroup.

3. Create new Homegroup and see if it works.

We have to mention that you might have to do this for all the computers in your network.

Solution 3 – Allow Full Control to MachineKeys and PeerNetworking folders

1. Find:

C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys

2. And then find:


3. Right click each folder and choose Properties.

4. Go to Security tab.

5. You’ll see a group of users, click on a group, and press Edit.

6. From the list of options, click Full Control.

7. Repeat the process for all that you wish to have access to your Homegroup.

We have to mention that you might have to do this for all of your computers in a network.

Homegroup cannot be set up on this computer is an annoying Windows 10 error, and if none of these solutions were helpful, maybe you should perform a clean install as a last resort.


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