How To Fix Cannot Create Homegroup On Windows

Networking is a very important section of all the device. One of the major reasons is that it is required for sharing files and to get connected with others. This sharing is an essential part if you wish to exchange data between two separate computers.

Remember! For doing this, you need to setup a Homegroup, at the same time, unfortunately, some Windows 10 device owners are getting an error stating 'Homegroup can't be set on this PC.'


Here are the ways of creating a homegroup on the device of Windows 10


Removing data via PeerNetworking folder


  1. Firstly, visit C:\Windows\Service\Profiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
  2. Then, remove 'idstore.sst' and go further to the next 3. If removing does not work, then visit C:\Windows\Service\Profiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and remove every data in it before returning the next step.
  3. After that, visit the Network Setting and leave the Homegroup.
  4. Do this same procedure for every device in the network.
  5. Next, switch off the devices.
  6. Then, enable only one device and make another Homegroup.
  7. Note that this Homegroup shall be identified on every device from now on.

Turn on the peer network grouping services

  1. Firstly, go to the search box and write services.msc.
  2. Then, tap Enter or else press OK.
  3. After that, look for the list of 'Peer Network Grouping,' 'Peer Network Identity Manager,' 'Homegroup Listener' and 'Homegroup Provider.'
  4. Check if the given services are turned off or put to the manual, then change it to Automatic and exit the Homegroup.
  5. Next, make a new Homegroup and check whether it works or not.
  6. Remember that you need to take this step for every device of your network.
  7. Set complete authority to 'MachineKeys' along with 'PeerNetworking' folders
  8. Search


  1. After that, search ''C:\Windows\Service\Profiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking''
  2. Next, press on every data and select Properties.
  3. Then, visit the Security tab.
  4. Note that you shall be able to view a number of users, press on a group, and tap on Edit.
  5. Next, go through the options and press on Full Control.
  6. Do the above procedure for each device you want to avail to the Homegroup.


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