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Windows 7: "C:\Users" Folder Shared?

09 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
"C:\Users" Folder Shared?

My C:\Users Folder is shared, I do not have the Public Folders option enabled. I don't have any kind of shares set up. Is this normal? Kind seems weird for Microsoft to have such a share enabled by default if no public sharing is enabled.

Thanks
-Binarywolf

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09 Apr 2010   #2

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Binarywolf View Post
My C:\Users Folder is shared, I do not have the Public Folders option enabled. I don't have any kind of shares set up. Is this normal? Kind seems weird for Microsoft to have such a share enabled by default if no public sharing is enabled.

Thanks
-Binarywolf
Right click the folder ... select Share with then Advanced Sharing ... on the share's property box uncheck "Share this folder"...
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09 Apr 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Binarywolf View Post
My C:\Users Folder is shared, I do not have the Public Folders option enabled. I don't have any kind of shares set up. Is this normal? Kind seems weird for Microsoft to have such a share enabled by default if no public sharing is enabled.

Thanks
-Binarywolf
When you notice that just the User folder is shared and you didn't even set up shares with the user folder, it's usually because you inadvertantly set up a Homegroup type of network in a mixed Op system network.

Homegroups wasn't meant to be used in a mixed Op system network so the sharing options do not work correctly. When that happens the User folder ends up being shared even though you didn't set up permissions to share it.

You can fix the problem by just leaving the Homegroup and then setting up a Workgroup type of network.

Homegroup - Leave
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09 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks! However I wasn't ever part of a homegroup. I was wondering if there was some other setting I was missing that had set Users as a share. I will manually delete this share.
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10 Apr 2010   #5

Win7 32 / 64 and XP 32 / 64 (on various other computers as well)
 
 

Is there a stealth mode in Windows 7?
Some shares seem to be forever. When I plug in my laptop at work IT always knows I am there with Windows 7. With XP I could be full stealth and still stream Pandora. There are times I have to get stuff done so I want to be unnoticed.
/admin and /users will not stop sharing for me.
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