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Windows 7: Hidden Shares

17 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Prof. x64
Hidden Shares

I recognized that Windows 7 has hidden shares and now I am asking myself if it is possible to disable these shares or if windows needs them to run correctly?

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I have added a screenshot of my sharing status.
I think "print$" is for the printer-sharing. "NetzwerkOrdner" is a folder that I have shared."IPC$" is something for the Internet Protocoll i think. "Videos" is the Video folder.

But the other drives/folders I cannot identify. So is it possible to stop sharing C$,D$,E$,X$,Y$,Z$,ADMIN$ and USERS$ ? Or does windows need something of these entries?


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17 May 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64

As to the best of my knowledge, Windows requires those, and so they can't be removed.
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