Share libraries with your homegroup

When you set up a homegroup, you choose which libraries and printers you want to share with other people in the group.

But what if you want to share more libraries later? Here’s how to share additional or custom libraries with a homegroup.

To watch a video, see Picture of a Play buttonVideo: Sharing files with HomeGroup.

Follow these steps on a computer that belongs to the homegroup and has libraries that you want to share:

  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. Under Share libraries and printers, select the check box for each library you want to share, and then click Save changes.

To share other libraries that you've created, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then click your user name.
  2. Select the library you want to share, and then, in the toolbar, click Share with.

    Picture of the Share with menu
    The Share with menu
  3. Select the people you want to share with.

For information about keeping specific files and folders private, see Keep specific files and folders from being shared with a homegroup.