Change HomeGroup settings

After you set up your homegroup, you can change some settings.

Watch this video to learn how to change HomeGroup settings (1:13)

To change HomeGroup settings

  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. Select the settings you want, and then click Save changes.

Picture of the HomeGroup settings page
The HomeGroup settings page

These are the settings you can change:

Setting Description
Setting

Share libraries and printers

Description

Select the libraries and printers you want to share in their entirety with your homegroup. To partially share a library, see Keep specific files and folders from being shared with a homegroup.

Setting

Share media with devices

Description

Use this setting to share media with all devices on your network. For example, you can share pictures with an electronic picture frame, or share music with a network media player.

Note  Shared media is not secure. Anyone connected to your network can receive your shared media.

Setting

View or print the homegroup password

Description

View or print the password for your homegroup.

Setting

Change the password

Description

Change the password for your homegroup.

Setting

Leave the homegroup

Description

Leave your homegroup.

Setting

Change advanced sharing settings

Description

Change settings for network discovery, file sharing, Public folder sharing, password-protected sharing, homegroup connections, and file sharing connections.

Setting

Start the HomeGroup troubleshooter

Description

Troubleshoot homegroup problems.