Windows 7 has shared my documents folder by default


M

Metspitzer

I gave up on trying to configure a network folder a long time ago as I
was never able to make a drive on my Main machine that I could read
from my XP computer. The work around was to just use the XP computer
for the only network drive.

Win7 has shared a folder called "Users" the folder contains "my
documents" That is almost as un secure as sharing the root drive. No?

I would like to just un share this folder and not have a folder shared
on my Win7 machine, but I remember having to deal with all kinds of
permission and user levels. I really don't want to spend all day
again trying to figure out what all that stuff means.

Is there a straight forward way to just un share the folder?

Thanks
 
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Char Jackson

I gave up on trying to configure a network folder a long time ago as I
was never able to make a drive on my Main machine that I could read
from my XP computer. The work around was to just use the XP computer
for the only network drive.
Hmmm, it really shouldn't have been that hard.
Win7 has shared a folder called "Users" the folder contains "my
documents" That is almost as un secure as sharing the root drive. No?
No.

I would like to just un share this folder and not have a folder shared
on my Win7 machine, but I remember having to deal with all kinds of
permission and user levels. I really don't want to spend all day
again trying to figure out what all that stuff means.

Is there a straight forward way to just un share the folder?
If you think it's not secure and you don't need it, how about just
leaving it empty?
 
D

Dave-UK

Metspitzer said:
I gave up on trying to configure a network folder a long time ago as I
was never able to make a drive on my Main machine that I could read
from my XP computer. The work around was to just use the XP computer
for the only network drive.

Win7 has shared a folder called "Users" the folder contains "my
documents" That is almost as un secure as sharing the root drive. No?

I would like to just un share this folder and not have a folder shared
on my Win7 machine, but I remember having to deal with all kinds of
permission and user levels. I really don't want to spend all day
again trying to figure out what all that stuff means.

Is there a straight forward way to just un share the folder?

Thanks
Try right-clicking the folder > Properties > Sharing
and un-share from there.
 
G

G. Morgan

Metspitzer said:
Is there a straight forward way to just un share the folder?
Right click it, select "sharing" - then choose "stop sharing"
 
M

Metspitzer

Right click it, select "sharing" - then choose "stop sharing"
That is a lot less painless than I remember. Last time I took to
networking, user permission options had 5 or 6 options.

Thanks
 
J

Jeff

Hmmm, it really shouldn't have been that hard.


If you think it's not secure and you don't need it, how about just
leaving it empty?
Sorry to barge in but when I right click on properties for my
C:\users\myname\, in the sharing tab, I see
in the section "Network File and Folder Sharing"

a folder icon and to its right "myname" and "Shared"
Bu when I click on the "share..." button, the only shared entry is me as
owner.

So I assume it is _not_ really shared - or is it?
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Sorry to barge in but when I right click on properties for my
C:\users\myname\, in the sharing tab, I see
in the section "Network File and Folder Sharing"

a folder icon and to its right "myname" and "Shared"
Bu when I click on the "share..." button, the only shared entry is me as
owner.

So I assume it is _not_ really shared - or is it?
Did you consider typing a name in the dialog box, or dropping the list
in that box by clicking the little arrow on the right?
 

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