Some folders are displaying the 'Shared' icon, but I have done everything I know of to disable file sharing...


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Can anyone explain why some Windows folders are displaying 'Shared' when I have disabled file sharing on this PC according to multiple guides found around the internet via search-engine research..?

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This is potentially a very serious security risk so I'd appreciate some real advice, especially from people familiar with this problem.

Much appreciated.
 
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I don't have an answer as I need File and Printer Sharing on all my computers to get access to the 2 printers plugged into the Router. Not sure if it makes a difference but I have both Home and Pro versions of Win10 [don't see your version mentioned]. It sometimes makes a difference if in File Explorer's View, Options one has changed some settings to make files more visible, some should never be except for a specific purpose then set back to default.
 
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Not sure why you've chosen not to show the drive that these files are on. It looks like Windows\System32 folder but I can't determine if it's your current active C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Generally speaking there is nothing in that folder that is shared by default, but......
IF these files are on another drive or partition it might be a case where those containers are inheriting permissions from their root directory, in which case you would need to disable inheritance or stop sharing at the parent container.
 
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The folder you can see is maintained where you'd expect: the default system drive.
 
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Bumping this because... these folders probably shouldn't be shared..?
 

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