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Homegroup icon suddenly appeared on desktop? Why?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by techNOguy, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. techNOguy

    techNOguy Notebook Consultant

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    I just noticed that a homegroup icon suddenly appeared on the desktop today. What is it and why did it suddenly show up? I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64.
     
  2. davepermen

    davepermen Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    what homegroup is, you should know, but it's another topic (in short, it's awesome :))

    why the icon on the desktop? well, i guess you accidentally dragged the homegroup icon in explorer out of the window, which created a shortcut on the desktop. i know, always blame the user.. but it happened to me, too :)
     
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    Been there.:p

    What happened in my case is that when I was connecting to a new network, I accidentally created a homegroup (it is one of the windows/options that will open up when connecting to a new network). Delete your current homegroup (you can see it at the network and sharing center), and the homegroup icon on your desktop should disappear as well.:)
     
  4. Kocayine

    Kocayine Formerly 'myDooM'

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    It's a nice feature, but i like to keep my away from my family so yeah, i've disabled it completely.
     
  5. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    Homegroup libraries allow you to make files as accessible or inaccessible as you like
     
  6. davepermen

    davepermen Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    enable it again, and just don't share your files. that allows you to use the shared files of your family :) (and their printers and such).

    well, my setup is home-server-based, so it's a bit different anyways. homeserver2 should have homegroup integrated, will be fun :)
     
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