Press Windows Key + X then select Control Panel. Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, Time held me green and dying Though I sang in my chains like the sea. Note that the Homegroup Provider service performs networking tasks associated with configuration and maintenance of Homegroups. HomeGroup is a feature that is designed and integrated in Windows 8 for home users only. Above generated Homegroup Password is used to connect with other similar homegroup computers. If this service is stopped or disabled, your computer will be unable to detect other Homegroups and your Homegroup might not work properly.
Go To control Panel, Administrative tools, Services. Remember the password for this purpose, and note it down in a safe place, if you wish. We hope this fully resolves your concern. Go to computer, right-click and then properties. A new window will appear titled Desktop Icon Settings.
In other words, follow solution 1 and then solution 2. This makes the computer act as a server, and all other computers in the network can then join the created HomeGroup. So, I created a homegroup on windows 8 computer. Mine was set to manual and obviously that didn't work because it automatically showed up on desktop so manual setting is faulty, I disabled mine. Method 3: Turn Off Network Discovery 1.
Now click View then click on Options. On the Personalization tab, click on Change desktop icons, check Network, then click Apply. I have not switched networks at all. Next click on the Settings menu. Note that the Homegroup Provider service performs networking tasks associated with configuration and maintenance of Homegroups.
This way, you can even make your shared folder accessible on other devices like android phones. Yes, I could double-click and setup HomeGroup but I never setup HomeGroup on any computer and have no interest in it. You probably did one of a few things: 1 You switched from an untrusted network to a trusted one 2 You enabled homegroup on another computer 3 You stopped using a domain 4 You changed share settings for something To get rid of it, just change the advanced sharing settings network and sharing control panel and tell it to use windows accounts and passwords You probably did one of a few things: 1 You switched from an untrusted network to a trusted one 2 You enabled homegroup on another computer 3 You stopped using a domain 4 You changed share settings for something To get rid of it, just change the advanced sharing settings network and sharing control panel and tell it to use windows accounts and passwords Thank you, your solution worked. The Homegroup Listener service makes local computer changes associated with configuration and maintenance of the Homegroup-joined computer. Change their start up types from Manual to Disabled.
Open File Explorer by pressing Windows Key + E. I can just as easily open Explorer when network discovery is on in order to access shared folders on other computers in my network. Double click on the option then change their start up types from Manual to Disabled. I unchecked auto arrange again and I could move all the icons except the homegroup icon. . Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
If you want to turn off sharing for a folder or device, click or tap to the left of the black box that appears in the rectangular slider. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor. If you want to share any other folder than your usual pictures, music, documents, videos library, just right click on that folder and select share with — Homegroup. Hi Eldiener, The appearance of this Homegroup icon is not because of any virus. Method 6: Disable Homegroup 1.
You will be directed directly to that folder. On the left side of the Personalization interface click Change desktop icons. Now it is in the middle of my desktop and not at the left side, even more annoying there. Hit on Add button and then next button. If the Network checkbox is already unchecked, then select it once and click on the Apply button — then uncheck Network once again and click on the Apply button. I cannot remove this icon because it's not like the other shortcuts and I don't know how it appeared there.
I just right-clicked on the network name and chose Local network. HomeGroup is not limited to Windows 8 only. It has happened to me several times, and I was wondering why this was happening when I do not use the Homegroup feature, and how to remove this Homegroup icon. I have worked for hours to get my Win8 to share files. On windows 8, you should also check private network settings and all network settings under advanced sharing settings. I don't use the home group for now so.