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Windows 7: Stop laptop 'seeing' my desktop folders

05 Feb 2016   #1

Win7 64bt
Stop laptop 'seeing' my desktop folders

I have a network at home with 4 desktops. Each desktop can see the other's hard drives (I just shared them by right clicking on the drive | Properties | Sharing). All works fine.

One desktop has 2 nics in it. One nic for the home network, the other nic to the modem/router for internet connection. I only access the internet on this desktop.

Problem is I now find my wireless laptop can see the hard drives on this desktop with the 2 nics. On the laptop I goto
- Start
- \\MyDesktop
and my desktop drives, folders appear!!!

I can also see the laptop from the desktop!!

- running Win7 Pro on desktop, Win7 Home Basic on laptop
- using same UserName/Password on every desktop/laptop
- running ESET Smart Security 8 on desktop, Microsoft Security Essentials on laptop

Is there a hard and fast rule to setup this kind of network? How should I block this desktop from wireless mobile devices?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2016   #2

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1

Can you make the internet connection a Public network?
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07 Feb 2016   #3

Win7 64bt

The solution is to use a different user name and / or password on the laptop.
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