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Thread: Sharing Folders in Windows

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    Hi,

    if have a question that is windows related but so I thought it belonged in the software section. If not, my apologies.

    If your sharing a folder in Windows (XP SP2), is there any way to know how many people are connected to you and how many files they're transferring.
    At my college I shared my external HDD and when I want to un-share it, it says there are "y opem files with x users connected".
    But I would like to find out which people in the network I'm sharing my files with.
    Is there any way to do that in Windows?
    If not, is there any (light) software that does?

    Thanks in advance.


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    In Control Panel, Administrative Tools, click on computer management.

    There in the Shared Folders group you can see the shared folders, current sessions (i.e. people connected to you), and even current files they are looking at.

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    Thanks a lot! I noticed you can even kick'em out.


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    Don't forget you can also limit the number of shares at any one time, by right-clicking the shared folder and going into the "Sharing & Security" option, and also make sure the share permissions are set to read-only!

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    yeah i set it read only already, give me a little credit
    didn't know you could limit the numbers of share neither, thanks for the tip

    when people go on my computer, through the workgroup interface, they see:
    - the folders that I actually chose to share
    - Shared Documents
    - Printers and Faxes.
    Well, the last two are useless to me and I succeeded in disabling the Shared Documents (I know... I'm good ) but the folder Printers and Faxes is still there, even though there's nothing in it.
    It seems stupid but I don't like the fact that it's there, being useless and empty and doing nothing.
    Do you know how I could remove it? It's not a normal, regular folder because you can't delete it manually.
    Thanks again.


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    Interesting.... I've been looking, and I can't seem to find a way to do that

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    Well it's not that important you know... I'm happy you already helped me discover hidden functions of windows


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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfade View Post
    Well it's not that important you know... I'm happy you already helped me discover hidden functions of windows
    lol

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    thanks Barbarossa for this info

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