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Windows 7: Can't Stop Sharing

23 Jun 2015   #1
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 
Can't Stop Sharing

Windows 7, Network Sharing Center, Change Advance Sharing, Public, Turn Off Printer and File Sharing. Every time I try to change this to turn off and click Save Changes, and then come back, the Turn On Printer and File Sharing is enabled again. If I go to Home group and uncheck Printer and Video under Share Libraries and Printers, and go back to see if changes are saved, the Printer and Video boxes are checked again. What's up with that? Chuck


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24 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you try restarting PC?
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24 Jun 2015   #3
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 

No, I'll give it a try but since it doesn't seem to take, I didn't restart. Chuck
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24 Jun 2015   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Sounds like you've already done some of this but take a look: How to Disable File Sharing in Windows 7
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25 Jun 2015   #5
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 

I've done all of this including restart and still it defaults back to yes on file and printer sharine. Chuck
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25 Jun 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Make sure you are using a administrator account.
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25 Jun 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

See here: What to Do If You Cannot Turn Off Password Protected Sharing in Windows 8

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28 Jun 2015   #8
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks but I am using administrator account and sharing is not password protected. This is driving me crazy and I am concerned that this might be a security flaw. Chuck
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28 Jun 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you stop sharing through Computer Management - Shared Folders - Shares - right click and Stop Sharing?
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28 Jun 2015   #10
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Can you stop sharing through Computer Management - Shared Folders - Shares - right click and Stop Sharing?
Sorry but where is Computer Management? The sharing options are in the Network and Sharing Center. Chuck
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