File sharing or HomeGroup not showing on Windows 10 version 1803

You are unable to connect with other devices running on Windows version 1803. When you click on Network tab in file explorer nothing shows up, hence you are unable to access or share files with other devices. This guide is about File sharing or HomeGroup not showing on Windows 10 version 1803.File sharing or HomeGroup not showing on Windows 10 version 1803Note: A homegroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share files and printers. Using a homegroup makes sharing easier. You can share pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers with other people in your homegroup. You can help protect your homegroup with a password, which you can change at any time. Other people can’t change the files that you share unless you give them permission to do that. As per Microsoft Knowledge Base HomeGroup has been removed from Windows 10 (Version 1803). Learn how to install Windows 10 version 1803 April 2018 Update.

As per the Microsoft Knowledge Base about HomeGroup File sharing, you can still access shared folders by accessing their path as below.

Any folder, files, printers that you previously shared using HomeGroup will continue to be shared. This means that:

  • Shared network folders will still be available. You can open them in File Explorer by typing the name of the PC and the shared folder name in this format on run command: \\homePC\SharedFolderName.
  • If one user account was set up on a PC for sharing, you can continue using that one account for sharing.
  • You can still get to any shared printers through the Print dialog box.

How to Fix File sharing or HomeGroup not showing on Windows 10 version 1803

Quick note: Before making any changes in your computer, I suggest you to create a System Restore point  so that you can restore back your computer to previous working stat if something goes wrong.

You can resolve this problem by setting some services to Automatic (Delayed Start) and restarting Windows:

  • Press the Windows Key and R to bring up the Run dialog.

    Services.msc File sharing or HomeGroup not showing on Windows 10 version 1803

  • Type services.msc in the Run dialog and press Enter.
  • Find the below services list on services.msc. Right click the service, Select Properties.
  • Set the Startup type to Automatic (Delayed Start) and select Apply.

    Services.msc File sharing or HomeGroup not showing on Windows 10 version 1803

    Computer Browser (Browser)
    Function Discovery Provider Host (FDPHost)
    Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub)
    Network Connections (NetMan)
    UPnP Device Host (UPnPHost)
    Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRPSvc)
    Peer Networking Grouping (P2PSvc)
    Peer Networking Identity Manager (P2PIMSvc)

  • Restart Windows.

Conclusion.

Hope above simple help you to fix File sharing or HomeGroup not showing on Windows 10 version 1803 issues. Now you should be able to see homegroup device below network tab on file explorer and able to share or access files. If not leave your comments or ask more on Forum.