HT3819 Will home sharing work with 2 itunes accounts on the same computer?

My husband and I share a laptop.  Can we use Home Sharing to share music with each other? I have an account for each of us on iCloud and the computer has us each set up as users. 

No, home sharing will not work for two different users on the same computer on a Windows based system as it requires iTunes running.  It is not possible in Windows for both users to be running iTunes at the same time.
Instead, simply use the File > Add Files/Folder option in iTunes to add the content you want to your iTunesLibrary.  Do the same for your husbands iTunesLibrary under his user.

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