cannot join homegroup RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm running windows 10 64 bit.  I can't join a home group because it says unable to join.  I go into services and the peer homegroup is not running.  I try to start by double clicking and get the error 1068.  I have gone to this directory to delete the idstore.sset file but I can't locate since even when I show hidden files the folder is empty.  Help!  My email is


    Thursday, November 26, 2015 3:23 AM


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    Thursday, November 26, 2015 5:52 PM
  • Hi ErichAD,

    I understand what you are coming from, the path you supplied is correct, if you found there is nothing in PeerNetworking folder, the following web page may be helpful to you.

    There is an additional similar reference, hope to give you some prompt.

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    If you couldn’t start the HomeGroupListener and HomeGroupProvider services, please set server service starts automatically, and start the following 5 services:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Function Discovery Provider Host

    Function Discovery Resource Publication

    Peer Networking Identity Manager

    Peer Name Resolution Protocol

    Peer Networking Grouping

    There is another thing to note: the status of Windows Firewall service and Windows Defender Service need to be “Running”.

    Wish you have a happy time.

    Friday, November 27, 2015 8:59 AM