Window XP Sharing whole C:\

Posted on 2005-03-11
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Last Modified: 2010-04-10
I just bought a new pc and realise that it kept sharing the entire c: drive.
I have tried to disable the sharing a couple of times but it kept repeating the sharing once I reboot or restart the system.

When I disabled the sharing, there is an alert message notifying that the sharing is for administrative purpose.

Please advise on how to permanently disable this sharing.

Many thanks

Question by:kogan1802
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Pete Long earned 320 total points
ID: 13516619
Disable Windows hidden shares ($)

Start >Run Type "regedit" {enter}

Navigate to


Modify or create new REG_DWORD Entries shown below


Set the values as follows

0 = disable shares
1 = enable

WARNING, some programs and services use the hidden share feature I STRONGLY advise
you carry this out either in a test environment OR on your least used server for a trial period

Author Comment

ID: 13516747
Hi PeteLong,

I have created the two files (AutoShareServer and AutoShareWks) and have put in 0 for the Value Data field.

Now I am going to reboot my PC and see what it gets...


Author Comment

ID: 13517289
Hi Mate,

Believe it or not, it works. Thank you very much for "sharing" .

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by:Pete Long
ID: 13524741

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