Can't unshare programs folder on Win XP!

April 26, 2011 at 18:42:03
Specs: Windows XP Home
We have a machine that I want to use as a file server. Somehow a previous user managed to share the Program Files folder on c:\ and there doesn't appear to be any way to un-share it.

Bringing up the Sharing tab, everything is greyed out and there's a message at the bottom stating "Äll the options on this tab are disabled because this folder is used by the operating system." (Which makes me wonder how it got shared in the first place...?)

I've searched and tried some suggestions by others (including trying to turn off the share via "Manage Computer") but had no luck. Is this a Registry job?

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April 26, 2011 at 19:32:19

Start with post #10 but understand that they wanted to share the directory where as you want to unshare it.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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