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Windows 7: My personal folders are shared

22 Aug 2011   #1
bdydrp

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
My personal folders are shared

Hi All,

How do i stop my personal folder from being shared? I am not part of a homegroup.
Under the advanced tab, sharing is not ticked and the 'share with' is set to nobody.

Can someone please help?

Thanks


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22 Aug 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forum.

Are you talking about your Public folder?

Windows Public Folder - What is the Public Folder in Windows?

Windows 7 Feature Focus: HomeGroup
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22 Aug 2011   #3
bdydrp

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the welcome.
I have no problem with my public folder being shared,
but what i wont to stop is my personal folder from being shared, the one that shows my appdata, favourites, my docs etc etc.
Thanks
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22 Aug 2011   #4
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

I've had it happen, that after making some changes in the sharing settings, the user profile was displayed on the network. An unbelievable indiscretion from MS. Right click on the User profile folder in Windows Explorer, and unshare it. This can be a repetitive problem, so if you make changes check your network sharing status again.
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22 Aug 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
I've had it happen, that after making some changes in the sharing settings, the user profile was displayed on the network. An unbelievable indiscretion from MS. Right click on the User profile folder in Windows Explorer, and unshare it. This can be a repetitive problem, so if you make changes check your network sharing status again.
In that case, it makes a mockery of Microsoft's warnings about keep data safe from prying eyes.

As you rightly say, an unbelievable indiscretion.
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