Windows – Is it possible to see all shared folder list in windows

shared-folderswindows 7

We have LAN connected different OS installed systems. If I want to see all shared folder list in windows 7 and its access level whether read or read and write, how and where can I see? Is there any option to stop all shared folders with a single click?

Best Answer

To view a list of all shared folders

  • Click the Windows button
  • Right-click Computer and choose Manage (requires administrative priveleges)
  • Traverse to Computer Management > System Tools > Shared Folders > Shares

Note: in Windows 8 and 10 the Computer Management is easy accessible through the Windows key + x shortcut, as a part of the Power User Menu

To disable file sharing

  • Click the Windows Logo button.
  • Type file sharing in the search results window, and then touch Enter.
  • Under "File and Printer Sharing", check to be sure that Turn off file and printer sharing is selected.
  • Under "Public Folder Sharing", check to be sure that Turn off public folder sharing is selected.
  • Click Save Changes.