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We have LAN connected different OS installed systems. If I want to see all shared folder list in windows 7 and its access level whether read or read and write, how and where can I see? Is there any option to stop all shared folders with a single click?

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To view a list of all shared folders

  • Click the Windows button
  • Right-click Computer and choose Manage (requires administrative priveleges)
  • Traverse to Computer Management > System Tools > Shared Folders > Shares

To disable file sharing

  • Click the Windows Logo button.
  • Type file sharing in the search results window, and then touch Enter.
  • Under "File and Printer Sharing", check to be sure that Turn off file and printer sharing is selected.
  • Under "Public Folder Sharing", check to be sure that Turn off public folder sharing is selected.
  • Click Save Changes.
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You can use Network Scanner. Tiny portable software, just input the range of ips you want to see.

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a free multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner with a modern interface and many advanced features. It is intended for both system administrators and general users interested in computer security. The program pings computers, scans for listening TCP/UDP ports and displays which types of resources are shared on the network (including system and hidden).

In addition, it allows you to mount shared folders as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more. SoftPerfect Network Scanner can also check for a user-defined port and report back if one is open. It can also resolve host names and auto-detect your local and external IP range. It supports remote shutdown and Wake-On-LAN.

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