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Sharing implications for single user.

  1. #1

    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Sharing implications for single user.

    Hello, from someone who embarrassingly never used nor really understood 'Sharing folders' in any Windows edition, I would simply like to know if I being the only user of my laptop where to stop sharing via my 'Users' folder I would get any benefit or at the very least not to suffer any malign consequences? I feel foolish for not getting familiar with such a basic part of Windows and I would be grateful for any advice.

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  2. #2

    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 518
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    Wifey and I have three computers over here. Partition-sharing/Folder-sharing makes it possible to quickly copy or move files from one computer to another via the home or work network.
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  3. #3

    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 503
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

    If you are the only user on your laptop and you also have no other users or devices on your network, switching sharing off would give you a little better security, although having things shared would not normally be insecure as the router would protect you from anyone on the net
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