Win 7: I tried to stop sharing a folder from my user (administrator), but later when I logged in from a different administrator user, the "click continue to permanently get access to this folder" dialogue turned up and to my utter dismay, once I clicked continue, the folder opened and its contents revealed. I need to stop sharing the folder with any user on the machine and the network (I use a wireless router for broadband internet). Please help!

  • You can't. Anything you do as an Administrator can later be undone by (another) Administrator. – DavidPostill Aug 16 '18 at 19:05

We can try the following two ways to stop folder sharing:


  1. Open computer Management->Shared Folders->Shares.

  2. Right click the specific folder we want to stop sharing.

  3. Select "Stop Sharing". enter image description here

Stop Sharing Computer Folders - Windows 7


  1. Right click the specific folder we want to stop sharing.

  2. Select "Properties", click "Sharing".

  3. Click " Advanced Sharing".

  4. Uncheck " Share this folder".

  5. Click "Apply" and "OK".

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How to Remove Sharing of Folder and Drive in Windows 7, 8 & 8.1

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