How to enable/disable sharing wizard in Windows 7
What is sharing wizard, its benefits and how can you enable/disable sharing wizard in Windows 7?
Windows 7 makes it easier than ever to share the documents, music, photos and other files with the people at home or at the office. The easiest way to the share files on a home network is to create or join a homegroup. A homegroup is a group of computers that share pictures, music, videos, documents and even printers. The computers must be running Windows 7 to participate in a homegroup. Simple File Sharing is a feature built into Windows that makes it very easy to the share files and folders with other computers on your local network. It is so simple that it is the pretty unsafe too and if you share a folder everyone could access it there are no permissions and no passwords to prevent access to the share folder.
The details mentioned below describe the methods to enable/disable sharing wizard in Windows 7:
- Deactivate the Use Sharing Wizard
- Disable the file sharing
- File and Printer Sharing Is Enabled
Deactivate the Use Sharing Wizard
You could use the File Sharing Wizard to apply simple permissions to folders that you are sharing with the network. Here are the steps to follow in order to turn "off" the File Sharing Wizard; Start, Control Panel, to open the Control Panel window and then select "Appearance and Personalization" and Select Folder Options to open the Folder Options dialog box and Display the View tab and Deactivate the Use Sharing Wizard check box and then Click "OK."
Disable the file sharing
To disable File Sharing Wizard in Windows 7 click on the Start start button then select Control Panel and Select Folder Options. Click on the "View" tab and then uncheck the use Sharing Wizard box. Now when you right-click a folder and select Share, you would be taken to the Sharing tab under the folder Properties. The Share option would also be grayed out.
Although Windows automatically installs and enables the protocol for file and printer sharing, it can be accidentally disabled. Thus you should double-check it, especially if you are currently having sharing problems. On the network connection's properties dialog you want to make sure the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and Client for Microsoft Networks protocols are enabled. In Windows 7, open the Network and Sharing Center and click the desired connection name link in the active networks area. On the connection status windows, and click the Properties button
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