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Shared folders - how to disable

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    Mulroy Guest

    Shared folders - how to disable

    I don't know how this happened as I did NOT change or alter any settings. I
    did surf the net yesterday.

    Whenever I cut a folder and paste it elsewhere, it puts the two people
    shared icon on it. When I hit the folder properties, it states that the
    folder is not shared. When I go to delete the folder, it says it IS shared
    and when I try to delete it, it locks up.

    I do not want any of this shared folder stuff enabled. How do I get rid of
    it?

    If I copy - paste a folder, it does not put the share icon on it and does
    the above.
    If I cut - paste a folder, it does.

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    locoeng's Avatar
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    Re: Shared folders - how to disable

    You should be able to turn off sharing via networking in control panel...

    File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

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  3. #3


    Mulroy Guest

    Re: Shared folders - how to disable

    > You should be able to turn off sharing via networking in control

    > panel...
    Hello locoeng

    I had never turned it on in the first place. I compared it to another Vista
    computer that is not having this issue and theirs has the same settings for
    that networking and sharing.

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