Disable File and Print Sharing

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Turning off file sharing will prevent wireless access to files on your computer over the network you're connected to, thus making your computer more secure.

Faculty and staff: Make sure you do not need these services before disabling them. Contact the IT Support Center at (302) 831-6000, or if your department has computer support personnel, please check with them first before completing these steps.

Students: IT recommends disabling file sharing for all students.


Disable Windows File and Print Sharing in Windows 10

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click View network status and tasks under Network and Internet.
  3. Click Change advanced sharing settings in Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Click Turn off file and printer sharing, and click Save changes.

Disable File and Print Sharing in macOS 10.9+

  1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. In the System Preferences window, click the Sharing icon in the third row.
  3. You will see the Sharing window. Be sure File Sharing and Printer Sharing are unchecked in the list on the left.
  4. Close the window.
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