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Removing Printers & Faxes from share

by seahawk789 / July 2, 2009 6:40 PM PDT

Whenever others try to access my PC(\\ in LAN, Printers & faxes Folder appears on my Share always even though I haven't shared any Printers or Faxes.It looks very awkward. In one of the site I learned that if u delete registry key namely

@="Printers" ,shared printers & faxes will be removed.

But after deleting it when I access my PC by typing \\ (that is my IP) the Printers & Faxes seems to have disappeared but when others try to access my machine they still see my Printers & Faxes shared folder.

How can I get rid of it ?

Please Help.

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I've never done this myself, but
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 3, 2009 6:09 AM PDT

can't you simply "Unshare" your Printer folder?

If you open the Printer and Faxes link in the Start menu, then right click the printer you don't want to share, select Sharing, then de-select it.

In the other systems, go to their Network Places and delete the printer folders.

Or is that me being too simple?


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No that won't work
by seahawk789 / July 3, 2009 8:38 PM PDT

See, Its not the printer that is shared (and I havn't shared any).But it is the Printers & Faxes Folder itself that appears to be shared and I don know how to remove it.

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Just one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2009 2:30 AM PDT

Do you know what you see in the Network Neighborhood is "cached"? Just because you drop or disable a share does not mean it will vanish the next time they look at NN.

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