Are you worried about people on your network snooping around the shared files on your computer? Or maybe you’ve stored some files in your Windows Public folders and you want to make sure that people will have access to them without giving out credentials. Either way understanding this setting in Windows 7 will come in handy.
How To Enable Or Disable Password Protected Sharing In Windows 7
Click the Windows Start Menu Orb and in the search box Type network and sharing. Now Press Enter or Click the Network and Sharing Center link.
In the Network and Sharing window Click the Change advanced sharing settings located on the left-side pane.
On the Advanced sharing settings page, Scroll all the way to the bottom. Here you’ll find the section titled Password protected sharing. Click the bullet for the setting you want, there are two.
- Turn on password protected sharing
- Turn off password protected sharing
Once you’ve made your selection, be sure to Save changes.
If you’ve enabled password protected sharing, users from external computers will now be required to enter a Username and Password of an existing local user, that is, a user account from the computer you’ve just enabled protection on. This is a great technique for keeping out