Windows 7 – Disable Simple File Sharing

By default Windows 7 will use a Wizard to assist sharing folders with other users on the local network, however the wizard does not assign the correct permissions rendering the folder difficult to work with.

  • Open My Computer,
  • Click on the “Organise” toolbar
  • Choose the “Folder and Search Options” menu
  • On the Folder Options dialog box, click the View tab.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Advanced Settings list
  • Remove the tick from “Use Sharing Wizard”



Reviewed on 17/02/2015

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