Weird Shared Folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by modit, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. modit macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2008
    I'm looking at the finder folder and noticed a shared folder named after me. Example with the name John Appleseed, the folder looks like this..."Johnappleseedc6b5"

    I was reading online that people can view your iTunes content and access your Mac folders (documents, ect) VIA bonjour.

    I have no clue if this is going on. I'm on a University WPA2 secured WiFi network running a VPN. I unchecked every option in "Sharing" which is found in settings.

    I'm I good or not?

  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    It's not clear (at least to me) what you mean by "Finder folder". I'm assuming you're seeing the folder in the sidebar down the left side of all Finder windows, but is it in the "Devices" section, the "Shared" section, or the "Places" section?

    Regardless, if you've unchecked everything in the sharing preference pane, you're probably fine.

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