Do you think no one can see your computer folders and files over network when its not shared? That is not the case. Any user with administrative access on your local computer or Domain ( if its connected) can access your whole C, D or other partitions without your knowledge and normal sharing. All partitions are shared for administrators in Windows Operating Systems which is called ‘ Administrative Shares’. This post shows how to disable administrative shares in Windows 7 computer to keep your data secret.
This can be accessed over the network with ‘ $ ‘ at end of drive. For example,
will bring the whole C drive of computer, IP is 10.25.69.96
All shares, including administrative shares on a computer can be viewed under computer management at following location.
Since I have one partition ( C drive), it is shared with $ mark. To disable this default admin share, simply right click on partition and select stop sharing.
Once you confirmed it, admin share will disappear from ‘Shared Folders’ of Windows 7 computers.
This is the very easy and straight forward method to disable administrative share on Windows 7.