Windows 10: How can I share the Desktop (home network) Solved

  1.    19 Feb 2017 #1

    How can I share the Desktop (home network)

    Like the topic says: How can I share the desktops of my Win10 computers on the network?

    My network currently has two Win10 computers and an XP computer (+plus laptops but I'll worry about them after I figure this out). I was sure I had a network when I had 2 XP computers but Win10 said there was no home group on the network so I set up a homegroup via Win10 settings on one computer and joined from the other Win10 computer.

    On either Win10 computer if I go to File Explorer>Network all computers show up. When I click the XP computer folders for Desktop and Users appear and I can open the Desktop and transfer files to.from it.

    When I do the same and click the other Win10 computer I only see the Users folder.

    I am sure this is a simple setting but I have been through the Sharing Options and Homegroup settings and can't see anything about the Desktop. I couldn't find it using the forum's search either.
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  2.    20 Feb 2017 #2

    You can open Explorer on your Win10 PCs, right-click desktop, then look for the flyout menu that says Share. It looks like this:
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    That should work once you go through the details. If you don't want to do it via Homegroup, you can do it for the accounts that will be active on the other machines with whom you'd like to share the desktop.
    Last edited by EdTittel; 20 Feb 2017 at 12:28. Reason: discuss more options
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  3.    20 Feb 2017 #3

    That's why these forums are so great. I would never have thought to look there. That worked perfectly. Thanks very much.
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  4.    23 Feb 2017 #4

    You're welcome. Glad I could help.
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