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Windows 7: User folder won't stop sharing no matter what

18 Apr 2015   #1
houdini17

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 
User folder won't stop sharing no matter what

Hello,

Wow, this is the most annoying thing I hate about windows 7 and up! I have created a homegroup and all my computers are in it. I have a folder under the user name directory (users\username\shared folder). I right click the "shared folder" under the user name directory and click "share with", then "homegroup view and edit". Then I go to the homegroup computers and look in the shared folder on that computer from another pc on the network and it shows the whole "users" folder including public folders, appdata (if i show hidden files), and the "default" user folder or sometimes it will not show the whole users folder but still shows the public folders, appdata folder and "default" user folder ohh and public folders are even set to off in "advanced sharing settings". It seems that if I share any one folder under the username directory (users\UserName\shared folder) it auto shares that whole user directory (documents, videos, contacts, music, etc). This is sooo freakin annoying!! I have even tried removing the "Everyone" group from the security tab on the shared folder and then tried sharing it again but same thing happens. Any help is much appreciated!


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19 Apr 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello mate now are you using 7 or 8? as your specs suggest if so you would be better posting in the sister forum - 8 - same folks and admin as here.

But for starters you could try these
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 (safe mode)

if no go then

http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)
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19 Apr 2015   #3
houdini17

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, but I just restored my computer back to an earlier point in time with some software I have and it works fine now. Thank you for your efforts.
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20 Apr 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No probs - just keep those links for future reference
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