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Windows 7: How to stop sharing a folder?

27 Dec 2015   #1
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How to stop sharing a folder?

Windows Help says "To stop sharing a folder by using the Windows interface:

Open Computer Management. In the console tree, click System Tools, then click Shared Folders, and then click Shares. In the details pane, right-click a shared folder, and then click Stop Sharing."

I've done exactly that. When I right-click any shared folder, I get a menu with four choices: Open, All Tasks, Refresh, Help. The only choice under "All Tasks" is "Open". Why don't I see a "Stop Sharing" choice?


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27 Dec 2015   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to the folder right click
left click on properties
You should see the share options
I have tested, using Windows 10. Seven should be the same in this area.
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27 Dec 2015   #3
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, that worked. I assume the help section I referenced must have been out of date. Thanks!
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27 Dec 2015   #4
richc46

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You are very welcome, glad we could help
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