protecting shared files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Darsh, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Darsh macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
    I'm having some trouble with sharing files from my Mac. On my network is my Macbook, a Vista machine and an XP machine. I managed to get them all connected just fine, but the problem is that from my two windows computers I can see *all* of my Mac's files. I literally see a folder called "Macintosh HD" which is the / directory. This is actually kinda nice while I'm at home, but I'm very paranoid about when I go on public networks that my Mac is wide open. I'm not logging into my Mac from the windows machines, it never asks for a login.

    I really am not certain what I'm doing wrong. In the Sharing Preferences, I only have File Sharing checked. The only listed shared folder is my Public Folder, where I have Read & Write, Users have Write Only (Drop Box) and Everyone has No Access.

    In Options I have AFP and SMB enabled, AFP was enabled by default and I enabled SMB due to some instructions on getting Vista to see my Mac.

    I'm probably missing something stupidly obvious here, but can anyone help? :)

  2. Darsh thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
  3. Darsh thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
    Come on :( someone must know about this... should I post in another forum?
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    follow my guide here to only share your public folder.

    also i only just saw your question so dont multiple post and please search for your questions next time as someone else has already posted a question very similar to yours here.

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