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Three Ways To View The HomeGroup Password

If you're running a small business or home network, one of the easiest ways to share office documents, Images, music, video files and also printers, Is to create a HomeGroup, thereby all devices on the same network can communicate with each other. Whatever the reason may be, If you want to view and/or print your HomeGroup password, In this tutorial, I will show you 3 ways on how to do this with Incredible ease.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to In terms of the Windows HomeGroup. In the Windows 10 Search box, enter homegroup and click on the search result at the top as shown below.

If you haven't created a HomeGroup as yet, you'll be prompted to do so by simply following the on-screen prompts.

Sometimes, due to forgetting or misplacing the HomeGroup password or otherwise, you'd want to access It with minimal hassle. As such, I will demonstrate 3 different methods on how to easily view It and If need be, you can also print It to a safe place.

I will first show how to access every method, and then display the result (password) at the end of the tutorial. So without further delay, let's get this started.

Method One:

The first method Is extremely simple. Navigate to File Explorer, and on the left pane, right-click on Homegroup. You will then see View the HomeGroup password, so simply click on that.

Method Two:

If you thought the first method was easy, the second Is even easier. Again, navigate to File Explorer and click on the HomeGroup tab at the top. The ribbon will then expand, so simply hit View password as shown below.

Method Three:

This method Involves a little more work to access the given setting, but nonetheless, It's pretty straightforward. Firstly, open the Run menu, enter control panel and hit OK.

Next, make sure Large Icons Is selected via the drop-down menu, and then hit the HomeGroup Icon.

Toward the bottom of the window, click on the View or print the homegroup password link. You can then do exactly that- view or print It. For the purpose of this tutorial, we'll view It.

Viewing The Password:

Irrespective of the method selected, the result will have the same output. As you can see, my HomeGroup password has now been displayed. Of course, I've changed It Immediately after writing this tutorial!

Final Thoughts:

There are no hard and fast rules, on the method you should use to view your HomeGroup password. They all have the same result In the end, so go with the one you're most comfortable In using. When printing It, do remember to save It In a safe place, such as an external HDD or a USB stick.


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