Leave a homegroup

If you decide that you no longer want to belong to a homegroup, you can leave it by removing your computer from it. After you leave a homegroup, you will no longer be able to access files and printers other people have shared with that homegroup. If everyone leaves a homegroup, it will no longer exist.

Watch this video to learn how to leave a homegroup (0:51)

To leave a homegroup

  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 Leave the homegroup.

  3. Click Leave the homegroup, and then click Finish.

    Picture of the Leave the Homegroup dialog box
    The Leave the Homegroup dialog box


  • When you leave a homegroup, all user accounts on your computer also leave the homegroup.