Stop Sharing a Drive/Folder by Using Windows Interface

Introduction

 
 
In this article you will learn how to stop sharing a drive/folder using a Windows interface.
 
Step 1
 
First of all open the "Computer Management" from the Start Menu of your system.
 
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Step 2
 
Now your Computer Management Window will be opened that will look like this:
 
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Step 3
 
On the left-hand side of Computer management you will see many options, one of them will be "Shared Folders", expand this option.
 
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Step 4
 
On expanding the Shared Folders you will see that three options are available to choose from, one of them will be named "Shares", click on this option to see the folders and drives that are shared.
 
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Step 5
 
Now right-click on a folder or drive you want to stop sharing and click on "Stop Sharing".
 
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Step 6
 
Now a Confirmation Message Box will pop-up that will again confirm you that you really want to stop sharing, click on the "Yes" button to remove this folder from the sharing folder option.
 
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