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¬†shared 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 and select Control Panel from the search results list.

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.