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Windows 7: How do I discover who shared a folder in Windows 7

11 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
How do I discover who shared a folder in Windows 7

Hi there,

How can I discover who has shared a folder in Windows 7?

Does anybody have a script to doing it in an automatic way?


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11 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro

Only the file owner can share it.
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11 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise

Doctore, the problem is another. I wanted to know who shared a folder, not who can share a file.

I did some research and discovered that you can search for the event id 5142 in the windows 7 security logs.

Now I will try to create a script to collect this information remotelly.

Best regards.
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