windows 7 public network settings

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using windows 7 on a wireless network  selected 'public network'  (the most secure

when another windows 7 user on the same network clicks on my computer
they see the sample pictures that come with windows

I do not know which folder they are in and tried adding pictures to

C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Sample Pictures


how can I block access

can they see other files on my computer
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Imal UpalakshithaIT System Administrator

Commented:
file & printer sharing is not enabled by default to public firewall profile. if you are not sure whether it was allowed by some thing  reset firewall by typing these two commands at administrator cmd prompt < netsh firewall reset > ,  < netsh advfirewall reset >

some times your antivirus software may disable windows firewall & put it's local network firewall profile. check your antivirus also if it has a firewall
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
Public Network is supposed to be more secure. See:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/Choosing-a-network-location

But I never use this.  I set for network connection for Home/Work.

Then I go to the Home/Work settings and enforce the two password protection settings. That will stop any access.

.... Thinkpads_User

I edited this post substantially because I think I mis-spoke orignally.
Sam Simon NasserIT Support Professional

Commented:
search for the files that appear for all, right click them and on the security tab, remove the check on everything from EVERYONE.
Easy Pictorial Method:-
(Make Sure You Have The Administrator Rights!)

Open "My Computer" & Select "Network"!
Find & Open Your System Shown Here!
Now Right-Click & Open Properties Of The Folders One By One!
Open "Sharing" Tab, & Click "Advance Sharing..."!
Now Uncheck "Share this folder" check box, & Click "OK"!
Thats All, It's Done!

... Peace ...

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Commented:
not shared anymore

thanks for easy to understand picture tutorial

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