keeping others on my network off my computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bmc1818, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. bmc1818 macrumors member

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    I am on a rather large network with other members off my fraternity. I was wondering how i keep people from accessing my mac files from their computers. Is my computer safe? I think some other people with macs are able to see my pictures and documents

    Thanks
    Brian McMaster
     
  2. Togglehead macrumors 6502

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    turn file sharing off....should be next to your network setting in your sys prefs

    you could also just store your files in a different location....=]
     
  3. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    Even if File Sharing is turned on, users attempting to log into your computer to access files would require the Admin password to gain access to your files. All of your files should be safe. So, unless A) you have no password set or B) you store all of your files in the Public directory, you should be fine. :p
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    To keep people from seeing your music and photos, turn off music/photo sharing in iTunes and iPhoto.
     

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