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Windows 7: Cannot turn off "Public Folder Sharing" for public network


28 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 
Cannot turn off "Public Folder Sharing" for public network

I have two network cards in my PC. One of them connects to the internet while the other connects to my home network.

The issue is enabling public folders for the home network in "Network and Sharing Center" enables public folders for the public network also. In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

Disabling public folders under public network settings disables public folders for the home network also, preventing people on my local area network from accessing my PC.

Refer this screenshot if you don't get my problem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43346221@N06/6878074832/

In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

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28 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I think it's because you set up a Public Network as your first interface. Because of this it may not be possible to turn off the Public file sharing option.

You don't need to use both interfaces to share the wireless connection with your wife. You can do that with a single interface by just setting up a Home Network on one of the interfaces then sharing out from that interface using software to make it easier like Connectify.
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28 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

I am not sharing Wi-Fi with my wife. Only the printer and the public folders. Earlier I was able to turn off sharing "Public Folders" for the Public Network...

How do you designate Private network as the first interface???
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29 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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30 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Hi chev65,

The network location is already set to public.
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