On Fri, 9 May 2008 21:34:20 +0100, "neil f" <email@example.com>
>New to Vista, so fat finger mistakes are occurring. I somehow managed to
>share the whole Users folder when in fact I just wanted to share a minor
>subfolder on the home network I'm setting up. Now I can't find a way to
>The share/unshare option seems to be greyed out in all the obvious places
>(e.g. properties). Is it because Users contains the Public folder - which is
>permanently shared and can't be changed?
>Can anyone help me unshare this folder?
You've found what I think is a bug in Vista: sharing a subfolder in
the Users folder results in the entire Users folder being shared.
To avoid the bug, don't use the "Share" option in the right-click menu
for a folder. To share or unshare a folder, right-click the folder,
click Properties, click the Sharing tab, and click Advanced Sharing.
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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