Discussion in 'macOS' started by Whackintosh, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Got a possibly silly question to ask here. In my finder, I'm seeing several Shared folders that should not be there. They were apparently added when I hooked up a friend's external hdds to transfer some files, and now it appears they cannot be removed. Is there a way in Leopard to remove all items that appear under "shared" in Finder? Or, some other way to remove these?
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Have you tried dragging them out of the sidebar?

    Or, you can disable the display of "Shared" through Finder > Preferences, then click on the Sidebar tab. Under "Shared" you can select which types of shared volumes you wish to be displayed in the sidebar.
  3. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    I tried dragging, but none are able to be dragged out of the sidebar. Deleting doesn't seem to be an apparent option, which is weird.
  4. youpey macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    try right clicking the sidebar and choose the only option. uncheck the ones you dont want
  5. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Right, but it's not that I don't want to see these in the finder, I don't want there to be "shared" exposures on my computer. In other words, I'm trying to remove these HDD's / systems as being shared with my machine. Do you know how I can go about getting that done?
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

    Dec 13, 2004
    shared on the bar on the left side of the finder denotes other computers on your network that you CAN connect to. It does not mean that you are connected at the present time. If you are, you will also see an eject button to the right of each computer. If you don't want to see them at all, hit the triangle next to the word shared.

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