I have a homegroup here I need to be on to allow access to the network to my E: drive to DLNA devices and other computers. But the Users directory does not need to be shared at all. One would think that you don't need to be on a homegroup to share E:, but with some Samsung devices this apparently is important.
Nonetheless I cannot stop the Users folder from sharing on boot (after boot, I can always unshare it until the next boot-up). I have read about and tried the following:
- unchecking "Share this folder" from Advanced Sharing
- removing Everyone from the Security tab for the folder
- unchecking "Use Share Wizard (recommended)" from Folder Options
The only option that works is leaving the homegroup. However, this is not the desired solution.
When I boot up, Users is shared and my own Library folder is the only file open under Computer Management->Share Folders->Open Files. I mean this "Library folder":
C:\Users\RobertoTomás\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries My own user account is the one that has it open.
The security permissions there list HomeUsers and WMPNetworkSvc which I can't get rid of from there without them coming back again on reboot. I'm really not sure where to go from here.
I need to: 1. continue using the Homegroup so the DLNA devices can access my shared data on E:, 2. not share Users, and 3. stop my Libraries folder being shared/open on the network.
How can I do this?