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Omar

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turning off file sharing in Windows XP!
« on: September 01, 2005, 06:19:27 PM »
I am after some advice!

I do not use any peer 2 peer programmes at all such as kaaza etc. I have no plans either to start using such programmes.

I have read that file sharing is a bad thing, so I want to switch off file sharing from my computer. My computer is at home. So I am talking about a family computer.

How do i switch it off? If I switch it off will it have a negative impact on my computer. Will it cause any problems in the long run?

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Re: turning off file sharing in Windows XP!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005, 06:28:02 PM »
Hello Omar,
please read here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/199346/en-us

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Re: turning off file sharing in Windows XP!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 07:24:47 PM »
Hi Omar
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I have read that file sharing is a bad thing
That depends entirely on the types of files that you're sharing.
The files Available on are perfectly acceptable for sharing. :)
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Re: turning off file sharing in Windows XP!
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005, 12:35:00 AM »
File sharing is on default disabled.
If you have not enabled it yourself, you don't have to change anything

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Re: turning off file sharing in Windows XP!
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2005, 03:58:41 AM »
Omar, if you have XP and Windows Firewall, don't forget to disable the file sharing THERE.
So your files can't be shared in the Internet (or stolen  ;D).
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