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Help... want to protect my pc :S


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fairy06

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hello

my problem is that
my brother has just set up networking between his and our pc :S n he said he can see our files n msn contacts etc :S so i want help to protect my privacy from him :)

i don't know abt this thing :S
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Dan

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Hey fairy06,

Are you using Windows XP Professional, or the Home Edition? Depending on which edition you're using, you can either disable file sharing, completely remove file sharing, or make certain files and folders private; which of the three would you like to do? (NOTE: the first option is only available in XP pro).

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its windows xp professional

how can i disable filesharing ???

or completely remove filesharing??

plz give me the whole procedure :)
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To disable File Sharing in Windows XP Professional, please do the following:
  • Choose Start --> My Computer
  • In the new window, select Tools and then Folder Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Click Advanced Settings.
  • Clear the Simple File Sharing check box.
  • Click Apply.
  • Click OK.
File sharing should now be disabled on your computer, and your brother should no longer be able to see your files, etc.
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