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Windows 7: Unable to stop drive share without changing drive letter

18 Jul 2018   #1
Mike C

Windows 7 x64
Unable to stop drive share without changing drive letter

Some time ago I shared the D drive on my computer so I could access it from another in the office network. I don't remember how I shared it, I'd assume it was normal file sharing but apparently it isn't. Now I can not prevent the other computer from accessing my drive. It's not showing up as a mapped network drive, it shows up like this (included right click options):

I've tried:
Disabled sharing in advanced network options.
Disabled IPC$ sharing.
Changed local and domain password.
Cleared cached credentials on the other computer.

The only thing that works is if I change the drive letter D to something else. Note that typing \\Alien on the other computer on just results in "Windows cannot access \\Alien" yet this darn "D on Alien" continues to work.

It's probably a simple thing, but no search results have worked. How can I prevent this computer from accessing my D drive without changing the drive letter?

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18 Jul 2018   #2

win 8 32 bit

Welcome to the forum. Open cmd prompt then type

net share

it will show the shares by default there are hidden shares on all drive for admin with a $ ie c$ d$
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18 Jul 2018   #3
Mike C

Windows 7 x64

Thanks for the welcome.

Here is the "net share" output:

It's not a normal network share, I disabled all that. All shares have been removed, but still the other computer has full access to the entire D drive.

Edit: Both computers where rebooted after shares where removed (the entire D drive was never in the share list, it's not a normal mapped network drive).
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18 Jul 2018   #4
Mike C

Windows 7 x64

I figured it out... Kind of typical I'd figure it out shortly after making a thread, but searching for several days didn't help at all... It's not shared, it's a resource setting in my remote desktop, I was accessing the other computer remotely. Checking it locally and the drive isn't there .

Sorry about this, but hey, if creating a thread helps me figure it out myself, I'll take it! It was driving me crazy.
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