Hide your shared folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikebuzzsaw, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    Whenever I login into my university network, I see a BUNCH of people under my shared tab in Finder. I then realized, they can probably see me too! Is there anyway I can hide myself? Be invisible?
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Go to System Preferences -> Sharing and uncheck everything. They should all be unchecked by default, I think. Simple as that. As long as they're unchecked, they can't see you.

    Are many of the other computers using Windows? I heard that Vista actually has some sharing turned on by default. If that's right, how secure....
     
  3. Mikebuzzsaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So when I'm file sharing at home and have that check on, I'd have to manually turn it off every time I go on campus?
     
  4. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you'd have to do this to be invisible. Bit of a hassle but it's worth it, right? ;)
     
  5. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Alternatively, you can set it up so that you can have password-protected shared folder access. This is how I have mine set up. That way, other people on campus will be able to see you have a shared folder, but they won't be able to access it or see what's inside.
     

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