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Windows 7: Turn off Media Sharing

22 Apr 2009   #1
curryking1

Ubuntu 11.04 (x86) & Windows 7 Professional (x86)
 
 
Turn off Media Sharing

Like the title says...

How on earth do you turn off media sharing?

Windows makes it so easy to turn on media sharing but for the life of me I cannot find how to turn it off!!!

This has to be one of the most frustrating things. It should be so simple yet is so difficult!


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22 Apr 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

You just need to open up the 'Media and sharing centre' (click the network icon on the notification area). Then choose the 'Choose homegroup and sharing options'. You can then select which media (if any) you wish to share.

Hope this helps
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22 Apr 2009   #3
curryking1

Ubuntu 11.04 (x86) & Windows 7 Professional (x86)
 
 

Thanks for such a quick reply.

I don't have a homegroup though. The Network and Sharing Center doesn't appear to have that option for me :S

I believe this is through Windows Media Player sharing.

Edit - It appears I have turned this off somehow...

I made a Homegroup... then I turned off the Homegroup... and I selected no for each type of media to share with Homegroup...

And I have all advanced sharing settings to off now...

That appears to have fixed it???

This is one thing Windows always does poorly... aside from very epicly disgusting management of hard disks.

Thanks for the help though
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22 Apr 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

You could try the 'Change advanced sharing options' on the left panel. It has a list of options you can change.

It may be beneficial to upgrade/fresh install to a later build, 7077 is the most stable so far.

EDIT: Glad you sorted it, just seen your post LOL
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22 Apr 2009   #5
curryking1

Ubuntu 11.04 (x86) & Windows 7 Professional (x86)
 
 

Ya.. change advanced sharing options doesn't help.

All it does is allow you to allow/deny certain hardware from using your share.

And yes... very silly solution lol. I don't even know what happened :/
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22 Apr 2009   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hmm, as far as i can see, the second option should solve the issue (see pic) and i too don't have homegroup set up


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22 Apr 2009   #7
curryking1

Ubuntu 11.04 (x86) & Windows 7 Professional (x86)
 
 

That may well be what did it, but I can't be bothered to test to find out :P
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25 Apr 2009   #8
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

I cant really think of a scenario where this feature is useful? anyone else? seems a waste really.
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25 Apr 2009   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I have a way to fix that...just turn off homegroups. You don't need that unless you are on an unsecure network anyway.
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01 May 2009   #10
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

You could also go to services and disables media sharing from there.

Start, type in services click on services when it comes up scroll down to windows media player network sharing service and disable.
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