1.    31 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro

    Cannot stop sharing a folder on Network

    Hi forum,

    I've got a problem in stopping sharing some folders across my home network. Not sure if it matters, but I'm on Windows 10 Pro, running my admin user account.
    Anyways, I have a folder I want to unshare from my network called Pictures2 which I believe is empty. The problem is I don't seem to have access to it even though it seems to originate from my PC.

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    While I was able to unshare the 'Videos2' folder by going into the Properties normally, I can't stop sharing 'Pictures2' from my network even though my computer is the one sharing it. Double-clicking gives a "Windows cannot access XXX" error.

    I did notice a difference between these folders which may or may not be important - The Pictures2 folder doesn't have an owner (either that or it can't display it in advanced security settings) while the Videos2 owner was SYSTEM.
    My user account was in the 'shared' list of both these two folders which is strange, as I couldn't access Pictures2 but could access Videos2.
    Honestly I don't know how or when they were even created and I can't find them on my local drive if they're even meant to be there.

    I tried using the manual cmd method suggested in another thread but get this:

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    I would like this Pictures2 folder unshared, and if I know where it's located on my PC I can delete it too.

    Help?! Any advice would be appreciated.
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  2.    01 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro

    I've managed to solve this issue. I was able to make myself the owner of the folder by going through Computer Management>Shared Folders and selecting my user account. Then I was able to simply stop the sharing. Not sure if that deleted the file as I can't find it but I don't mind.
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