protecting shared files

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

  1. Darsh macrumors member

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    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? :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Darsh thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Darsh thread starter macrumors member

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

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    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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