How to Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers the Shared Experiences feature, which allows you to start working on an app and then resume back on other devices using the same account. While it’s mostly dependent on implementation by the developer of the app, its a handy feature when working between devices. In this post, we will share how you can enable or disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10

Enabling or disabling shared experiences on Windows 10 could be done in multiple ways, here’s a gist of the methods we will following in the guide below to accomplish the task.

  1. Using Group Policy Editor
  2. Via Registry Editor
  3. Using Settings

1] Enable or Disable Shared Experiences via Group Policy Editor

Enable Disable Shared Experiences via Group Policy Editor

For users running a version fo Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Pro, the job of enabling or disabling shared experiences could also be accomplished via the use of the Local Group Policy Editor. However, The Group Policy Editor comes with a sparse advantage over the next method of using the Windows Registry, as it won’t require changing the registry ind9ividually for every user.

  • Open the Group Policy Editor by typing gpedit.msc in the Run Prompt (Win + R), followed by pressing the Enter key.
  • On the left of the screen, you’ll find two folders, namely the Computer Configuration and User Configuration. Under the Computer Configuration, navigate and expand Administrative Templates.
  • Under Administrative Templates, navigate, expand and select System. Now, next to the navigation pane, you’ll find a few folders and files listed.
  • From it, Open the policy Continue Experiences on this device by making a double click on it. In the menu that pops-up, set the policy to Disabled if you would like to disable shared experiences or set it to Enabled for the flip side, and then click on the Show button under Options.

2] Enable or Disable Shared Experiences using Registry

Enable Shared Experiences via Registry Editor

We could also use the Registry to enable or disable shared experiences in Windows 10, but we do recommend only trying this method if you know what you are getting into. Also, make sure to make a System Restore before you start making any changes in the Registry.

  • Open Registry Editor by typing Regedit in the Run Prompt (Win + R) followed by pressing the Enter key.
  • On the left of the screen, you’ll find multiple folders. Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
  • Now we need to create a new DWORD under the Explorer. To do so, right-click on the space right next to the navigation pane. From the drop-down, select New DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it as EnableCdp.
  • Double click the newly created EnableCdp to open the properties for it. Now change the Value Data from 0 to 1 to enable it and to 0 to disable it and click OK.

3] Enable or Disable Shared Experiences using Settings

Enable Shared Experiences -Settings

Settings could also serve as a medium for users to enable or disable shared experiences on Windows 10, here’s how:

Nearby Sharing

  • Open Settings in Windows 10
  • Navigate and select System and head to the Shared Experiences Menu
  • To enable Nearby Sharing, toggle the switch under the Nearby Sharing heading and choose from the list of devices you would like to receive from. To disable, oppositely toggle the switch off, and you’re good to go.

Share across devices

  • Open Settings in Windows 10
  • Navigate and select System and head to the Shared Experiences Menu
  • To enable Share across devices, toggle the switch under the Share Across Devices heading and choose from the list of devices you would like to send/receive from. To disable, oppositely toggle the switch off, and you’re good to go.

I hope the post was useful, and you were able to Enable or Disable shared experiences on Windows 10. With that said, how many of you prefer to keep it on and why? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

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