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How to turn off ‘Sharing data and printers’ in Windows

Follow these steps to disable file and printer sharing in Windows 7:

1 – Click Start Orb .

2 – Click Control Panel .

3 – Click View network status and tasks .

4 – Click Change advanced sharing settings .

5 – Select the following by clicking the radio button:

  • Turn off file and printer sharing ( Turn off file and printer sharing )
  • Turn off public folder sharing (Disable public folder sharing )
  • Turn off password protected sharing

6 – In the Media streaming section, click Choose media streaming options .

7 – Click Block all , then click Ok .

8 – Click Save changes .

Follow these steps to disable File and Printer Sharing in Windows 8 / 8.1 :

1 – Press the Windows + C key combination to open the Charms bar. (The Windows key is usually located in the lower left corner of the keyboard between the CTRL and Alt keys.)

2 – Click Settings .

3 – Click Control Panel .

4-Click View network status and tasks .

5 – Click Change advanced sharing settings .

6 – Select the following by clicking the radio button:

  • Turn off file and printer sharing ( Turn off file and printer sharing )
  • Turn off public folder sharing (Disable public folder sharing )
  • Turn off password protected sharing

6 – In the Media streaming section, click Choose media streaming options .

8 – Click Block all , then click Ok .

9 – Click Save changes .

Follow these steps to disable Data Sharing and printers in Windows 10:

1 – Press the Windows + S key combination to open the Search box.

2 – Enter the word control in the Search box, then select Control Panel from the list of search results.

3- Click Network and Internet .

4 – Click on Network and Sharing Center .

5 – Click Change advanced sharing settings .

6 – Click the word Private to expand that section, then select the radio button next to Turn off file and printer sharing .

7 – Click on Guest or Public (current profile) to expand that section, then select the radio button next to Turn off file and printer sharing   .

8 – Click All Networks to expand that section, then select the radio button next to Turn off Public folder sharing   .

9 – Click Save changes .

Folder and printer sharing should now be disabled on your computer.