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Remove file sharing in My Network Places

If a user has some files on his computer, he can share his files with the other users of the network. You can disable the sharing of files in My Network Places.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me
If a user has some files on his computer, he can share his files with the other users of the network. You can disable the sharing of files in My Network Places.

If you go in Windows Explorer to a folder that you like to share, press there the right mouse button, choose properties and select the tab "Sharing". Now you can share this folder, if you click on the radio button "share this folder" and press ok.

If you like to prevent the sharing of files, you can enable this setting.

For this go to "Start->Run" and enter "regedit" and search the key listed below. You can create one key "Network" and then you create inside this key DWORD values "NoEntireNetwork" and "NoFileSharing", if these values are not existing or the key is not existing.

Now you can set this value to disable file sharing in My Network Places. After a restart the changes take effect.

Remove File Sharing Feature.reg

The '.reg' file will remove File Sharing Feature.

Enable File Sharing Feature (Default).reg

The '.reg' file will enable File Sharing Feature.

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

‘File and Print Sharing’ option is removed from ‘My Network Places’.

‘File and Print Sharing’ option is enabled in ‘My Network Places’ by default.

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

Second, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] and create a new key 'Network' under 'Policies'.

Next, create a new DOWRD value 'NoFileSharing' under the key 'Network'.

Now, right click on the DWORD value 'NoFileSharing' and select 'Modify'.

Finally set the value data as '1' to remove file sharing in My Network Places and click 'OK'.

Enable event logging for group policies.

Category : Security > Group Policy

This setting is used to enable event logging for group policies feature available in Windows.

Remove Entire Network in My Network Places

Category : Security > Group Policy

You can disable the ability of the users to see all computers of the network in My Network Places.

 
 
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