Author: Peter Barnett Date: Nov 22, 2019
Folder sharing is provided for file sharing, for example, in a home network between a computer and a laptop. If necessary, you can disable file sharing to the disk, partition or a specific folder, in the presented guide discusses how to disable shared access to folders in Windows 10.
On most computers running Windows operating systems, users have repeatedly noticed that the Users folder is open for public viewing, even if the owner of the computer did not take any action to do so. The fact is unpleasant, because attackers can take advantage of this loophole and get full access to your confidential information.
As a rule, this happens on those machines that are connected to a particular local network. If you allow sharing for any network resources, the system creates the Users folder, through which remote users can view your desktop and the My Documents folder.
To avoid this undesirable phenomenon, you must revoke the permission to share the Users folder.
Consider several ways to close public access to folders. For example using the fsmgmt.msc snap-in, Windows Explorer or cmd.
In Windows 10, using the fsmgmt.msc snap-in, you can not only close the shared access to drives and individual folders, but also get information about shares, active sessions, and open files. This article show how to disable File Sharing on Windows 10.
fsmgmt.msc snap-in, you can view all public folders of the system, as well as add or remove a public folder. You can also configure access settings for public folders or view the currently open public resources and connection sessions.
Execute these steps to stop file sharing on Windows 10:
fsmgmt.mscin Windows 10. To do this, press the Win + R key combination, type
fsmgmt.mscand click the OK button.
File Explorer is a Windows tool that allows you to work with files and folders: view them, search them on a computer, create, copy, move, open, rename, delete. It also helps to change the properties of a folder or a single file.
In order to stop the file sharing you need to do the following:
explorercommand, then press "ENTER" or the "OK" button to confirm.
The windows command line is a separate software that is part of the Operating System and provides the relationship between the user and the OS. You can produce MS-DOS commands and other computer commands using the console.
File sharing can be configured much faster if you use the command line (console, cmd.exe). Only 2 steps you need to perform:
cmdand click Ok.
net share ShareOne2 /delete
This command deletes the network (public) ShareOne2 folder. The ShareOne2 folder of course remains in place.
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