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?


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

Note: in Windows 8 and 10 the Computer Management is easy accessible through the Windows key + x shortcut, as a part of the Power User Menu

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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    Quicker (and in almost every Windows version the same) is to use the run dialog and enter compmgmt.msc. And then continue as described.
    – Michael S.
    Jun 15 '18 at 8:51
  • thx was perfect solution :)
    – Soheyl
    Apr 4 '19 at 19:15

Command Line Way

List All Shares

net share

Stop Sharing a Folder

net share sharename /delete

Stop Sharing All Folders

Write a script, and double-click it!

The following script will stop sharing sharename and Share Name 2. Replace these with your own share names. Save as stopsharing.bat.

@echo off
net share sharename /delete
net share "Share Name 2" /delete

Note how share names with spaces in them must be enclosed by quotes.

Further Information

net share /?

Learn about more features including how to add shares from the command line.

  • I much prefer the CLI over a GUI!
    – James L.
    Mar 8 '19 at 21:01
  • That's cool thx :)
    – Soheyl
    Apr 4 '19 at 19:15

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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