I know there is a list of games that are excluded when you share a library on steam, but I was wondering if there is also a way to exclude some additional games?

  • Whats preventing you from removing game from family sharing entirely?
    – Sanctus
    Jan 9, 2017 at 17:30
  • Do you mean I should stop sharing my library or remove the game from my library?
    – JustMike
    Jan 9, 2017 at 17:40
  • Remove a single game from sharing by pressing right click on it in Library -> remove from family sharing
    – Sanctus
    Jan 10, 2017 at 9:46
  • That would be exactly what I am looking for, but I'm afraid I don't see the option to remove it from family sharing.
    – JustMike
    Jan 10, 2017 at 10:47
  • ill check this from home to be sure im not giving you crap
    – Sanctus
    Jan 10, 2017 at 12:38

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If you setup the account you're sharing with as a child account you will be able to select which games it can access from the parental settings.

  • Upvote, yep, that's what I was trying to make screenshot of, but failed to remember at home.
    – Sanctus
    Jan 17, 2017 at 12:48
  • I'm afraid this won't work in my particular case, but thank you for showing it can be done!
    – JustMike
    Jan 18, 2017 at 20:56
  • Are you sure this actually works - have you used it yourself? I'm trying to set this up, but shared games are not available for selection in the Family View (even though they are visible with it turned off). I can only select games that the secondary account actually owns. Feb 26, 2019 at 20:48
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    Nevermind, it does work - but you need to select those games by right-clicking them in the library and selecting "Add to Family Games". It doesn't work via the Family View settings (unlike with games the account owns). I'm going to keep these comments here, in case anyone else runs into the same issue. Feb 26, 2019 at 21:25
  • @InquisitiveLurker thanks for the update, saves me the trouble of double checking :-)
    – GnP
    Feb 26, 2019 at 21:46

According to a FAQ put together on the Steam Family Sharing group on Steam, no there is no way to manually select games that you do not share with the account you are sharing with. Meaning the only games that are restricted from sharing are of course the ones that are restricted by default.

Source: Family Sharing FAQ

  • Hm.. I don't know how i missed that. Thank you
    – JustMike
    Jan 9, 2017 at 17:32
  • "there is no way to manually select games that you do not share", that was just too strong statement to remain valid
    – Sanctus
    Jan 17, 2017 at 17:55

You need to activate Family Mode and then one by one remove games you dont want to show (or other way around if different default setting turned on).

Cause I wasnt launching Steam for half month or so, here is Internet for the win: http://www.rosary.catholic.edu.au/__files/f/5062/Factsheet_Parents_Steam.pdf page 3.

P.S, never was thinking I'll say thanks to Catholic educational school/web-site


No, when sharing a library, the whole content is available for the person you are sharing it with.


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