Where can I find my homegroup password?

If you ever forget your homegroup password, you can find it by opening HomeGroup in Control Panel on a computer that's part of the homegroup. Here’s how:

  1. Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.

  2. Click View or print the homegroup password.


  • If you receive an error message when you try to print the homegroup password, do one of the following:

    • Select the password, right-click it, and then click Copy. Open a new document or e‑mail message, right-click an empty area, and then click Paste. Print the document or e‑mail message.

    • Type the password into a new document or e‑mail message, and then print it, or just write the password on a piece of paper. To help keep the information on your computer secure, you should not give out your password or keep it in a place where others can see it.

    • Temporarily setInternet Explorer 8 as your default browser, and then try printing the password again. For information on how to set or change your default browser, see Change your default web browser.