How Do You Find Your Windows 7 or 8 Homegroup Password?

By Lowell Heddings on September 1st, 2010

So you’re about to setup your new Windows 7 PC into your Homegroup when you realized that you have no idea what the password is. How do you find it? It’s actually pretty simple, if you know where to look.


You should make sure to read our other articles on the Windows 7 Homegroup feature:

Finding Your Homegroup Password

Open up Windows Explorer, and then find the Homegroup option in the left-hand navigation pane. Right-click on Homegroup and choose “View the HomeGroup password”


And there you go, your password in nice bold text—and there’s even a print button.


Rather easy, wasn’t it?

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/1/10
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