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disable file sharing

WinXP Pro SP1.

How do I disable/enable file sharing for my computer which is on a small network ? Or, on a standalone computer from outside intrusion ? Thanks.

christy

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Have you tried searching Help? Several articles listed to disable sharing.

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"If you are using Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall or another firewall on each Internet connection, it might block file and printer sharing between each computer in your network. "

That's one easy way.

Just use ICF.

Bob

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Hi! You have to be logged on as an Administrator, then use Folder Options in Control Panel, on the General tab, scroll to the bottom and untick "Simple File Sharing." In non-Administrator accounts this will still retain a tick but will be disabled all the same. Also, you must right-click My Computer on the Desktop and disable Remote Assistance completely. You can also make sure Windows' firewall is enabled for your Net connection. Do you know about GPEDIT.MSC? If not, you'd better get a book about the Microsoft Management Console and the Group Editor in XP Pro. Regards Rollo

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