Windows 7® Homegroup Password
Get to know more about features of Windows 7 HomeGroup password
Home group feature in Windows 7 ensure the security of your files by making them read-only and it simplifies the task of sharing music, videos, and pictures and documents as well as printers. It allows you to share folders within a 'home' network to other computers which is also in the same network. There is also an option of allowing other members of your Home group to modify your files. Before accessing files and printers on other computers, you need to access that computer into the home group. If you forget the password you could get it from the network and sharing centre in 'Control Panel'. For joining the home group you need to have a password. After the clean installation of Windows 7 it would prompt a home group password. If you change the home group password, it would disconnect everyone. So ensure that all home group computers are on after changing the password. You need to type the new password for all the home group computers.
Following are the thing to keep in mind while setting Home Group password on Windows 7:
- Check the Internet Connection
- Save Password
- Use Confidential Password
Check the Internet Connection
A home group connects the computers on your home network so that you might easily share the pictures, music, videos, printers and other documents. It is protected with a password and you might be able to select what you want to share with the group. You might have a high speed internet connection and ensure that you have proper power backup.
While setting the password for your Workgroup you might have to save this password in a secure place. This is done as a precaution; if you forget your password or if it is lost then with the help of saved password you could once again assign the password. Ensure that the password is saved in a secure place and also you are recommended not to share this information with other users. Home group feature in Windows 7 is password protected and you can create your files 'read only'.
While you are setting password for your Home Group you must ensure that the passwords which you give to your Home groups are powerful and strong enough. If you fail to give a confidential password hackers might hack your Home group and steal all your essential data.
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