Solved HomeGroup Win 8 PC keeps sharing built-in Downloads folder

July 7, 2013 at 23:37:37
Specs: Windows 8, Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 5200+, 2.60 Ghz / 4GB
Hi,
I've recently joined all my computers running Windows 8 to a HomeGroup.
I'm facing some kind of weird problem with one of the computers...
For some reason, the built-in "Downloads" folder (and library) are shared with HomeGroup.
If I choose to stop sharing, it works until the next reboot.
I've also tried to change the folder properties. For example, to optimize the folder for general items, but with no luck.
Even deleting the folder and then restoring the default libraries doesn't help.
I tried to fiddle with the folder's security properties, applying a DENY to the HomeUsers group, but then I'm left out as well.
Currently, the folder contains text documents. But it would usually contain videos, applications, or anything I might download from the Internet.

Any idea what I should do?
Thanks.

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July 8, 2013 at 07:29:15
Look at the cacls command.

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July 8, 2013 at 23:58:04
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Hi,

Thanks for replying.
Apparently, applying a DENY share for HomeUsers, followed by removing this permission solved the problem.

I've no idea why HomeGroup is behaving this way but the downloads folder is no longer shared.

Thanks!

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