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I know it is a simple question, but how do you stop file sharing for your computer. I have a home network, but I want to stop sharing files with the other computers.
 

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There are a couple ways, one is to setup a firewall. The other is to disable file sharing...

1. Go to the Start menu and select the Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel window, double-click on "Network Connections."
3. Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon in the window that appears.
4. From the menu which appears, choose "Properties" (use the left mouse button to make your selection).
5. Under This connection uses the following items, highlight "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks". Note: If File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is not listed, then file sharing was not set up on your computer. You may close any open windows and skip the rest of these instructions.
6. Click Uninstall.
7. When you are asked if you are sure you want to uninstall File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, click Yes.
8. Click OK or Close to close the Local Area Connection Properties window.
9. If you are asked to restart your computer, click Yes. If you are not asked to restart your computer, from the Start menu, choose Turn Off Computer. In the Turn off computer window, click the Restart button to restart your computer.
 
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