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Prevent access to File and Printer sharing control (For All Users).

With this setting you can prevent access to File and Printer sharing control, using “Network” system icon in Control Panel.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me
Control Panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the Windows, applications, and services environment. If you go to Start > Settings menu and select “Control Panel”, Windows will open the Control Panel window. This setting can prevent access File and Printer sharing control, using “Network” system icon in the current applets list displayed in the Control Panel. It restricts adding of the selected device to your system.

The File and Printer sharing control enables you to set the preferences for sharing files and computers. If you enable this setting, you can remove the File and Printer Control Page from the network icon on the control panel.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Network” does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a DWORD value “NoFileSharingControl” at both the HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry paths.

Now, right-click and modify their values to “1” which can prevent access to File and Printer sharing control. However, if you want to enable the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the added values.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Hide the File and Printer Sharing Controls from the network icon on the Control Panel.reg

The '.reg' file will restrict 'Files and Printer Sharing Controls'.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'Files and Printer Sharing Controls' is restricted.

'Files and Printer Sharing Controls' is enabled by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] and create a new key as "Network".

Create a new 'DWORD value' as "NoFileSharingControl".

Right Click on "NoFileSharingControl" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'. Once you are done, follow the above steps to make similar changes on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry path.

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Category : Display > Control Panel

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Disable access to the “Users” system icon (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Control Panel

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Category : Display > Control Panel

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