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Windows 7: I can see all Folders

18 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
I can see all Folders

I have switched a laptop to Ubuntu 12.04 and installed networking on it. However when I log into the network section I can click on the windows 7 computer and it shows and gives me to access to ALL the folders and hdds theres. I have checked to see if anything is being shared and it is not. I did setup on shared folder for the network. How can I turn off the ability for all the drives to be accessible?

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18 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They can probably be easily accessible because your username and password are the same on ubuntu.

Back to your windows machine.
Navigate to Computer Management

Click Start, Right Click on Computer
Select manage (You might have to accept UAC prompt)
Once Computer Management opens you will want to focus on the left side.
Select Shared Folders
Then Shares
From here you can see everything that's being shared on your PC.

From here you can do 1 of 2 things. You can right click on the share and choose stop sharing, or you can navigate to each folder and stop sharing.

The (DriveLetter)$ "DriveLetter" are hidden shares created by the system for administrative purposes. Keep them, remove them its up to you.

the IPC$ is a whole different story though. I would just leave that enabled, more information below.

Description of the IPC$ share | File Sharing | Smallvoid.com

More on hidden shares:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314984
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19 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

ok it disappears and after reboot it reappears... its not permanent. So I am half way there
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19 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which ones came back after reboot?
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19 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

All of the folders show up on reboot that I removed sharing.
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19 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try going into the actual folders and stop the share by right clicking and going to properties then shares
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19 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I did and a message pops saying at reboot it will go back
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19 Jan 2013   #8

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

With Windows 7 the entire User folder is shared out by default.

To lock the User folder back down again go to C:>Users folder, right click to properties, click the Sharing tab, uncheck the share and click OK. The User folders and all folders that reside in the User folder are now locked down for sharing.
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19 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
With Windows 7 the entire User folder is shared out by default.

To lock the User folder back down again go to C:>Users folder, right click to properties, click the Sharing tab, uncheck the share and click OK. The User folders and all folders that reside in the User folder are now locked down for sharing.
thats just it.

1. its not the folder its the drive.
2. In the advanced sharing tab it IS unchecked.

In ubuntu I can see everything that is listed in Computer Management > Shared Folders > Shares
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19 Jan 2013   #10

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The only thing that could override that setting is if somebody went into the Security tab someplace in the C drive and then added Everyone to the permissions list. You don't want to see Everyone there.

In fact there are quite a few places those folders could be shared from. If those folders are listed under Computer Management, Shared Folders, then they are shared out, it's no wonder you can see them.

This could also happen if the Windows 7 machine has any Library folders set to share with Everyone, this would include all drives connected to the Library's as well.
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