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Windows 7: Disabling all shared folders

17 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Disabling all shared folders


I have checked the list of all shared folders in my desktop, (in Computer Management/Shared Folders/Shares). But if I trying to disable sharing this folders (E.g. C:\Windows, Disk drives (C,D,E,G:\)) in their properties, they sharing is already disabled as checkbox is not marked. So why this folders, disk drives are still marked as shared in Shares tab. Is there are any way to fully restrict sharing of all of this folders (i.e. fully restrict and disable any sharing activity) and disk drives? And for what IPC$ (Remote IPC) folder is used(since there is no any path to it)? Thanks in advance for your reply!

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23 May 2014   #2

Windows 10 x64

For Workstations (Vista/Windows7)

Click Start—>Run type regedit click ok

For vista users Enter your UAC credentials to continue.

Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE branch.

Open the SYSTEM branch.

Open the CurrentControlSet branch.

Open the Services branch.

Open the LanmanServer branch.

Select the Parameters branch.

Select Edit, New, DWORD (32-bit) Value. Vista & Windows 7 adds a new value to the Parameters key (If you have the key just check for correct value).

Type AutoShareWks and press Enter. (You can leave this setting with its default value of 0.)

Restart Windows to put the new setting into effect.
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