Windows shared libraries showing up on iMac? iTunes help please

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  1. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

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    Aloha everyone,

    I noticed something this morning that immediately raised my eyebrows. In my house, the cable router is located in my brother-in-law's room, as is my router. I have a CAT-5 cable strung along the outside of the house, connected to a switch in my computer room. He has an HP PC in his room, and I have my printer, iMac, and my wife's PC all connected to my switch. Occasionally, I'll also hook up my MacBook Pro to the switch as well. I do not have any Windows sharing going on, but this morning when I fired up iTunes (to get the latest and greatest updates to my morning Podcast playlists), I noticed a new entry, for his Limewire shared library. How is that even possible? I'm on a Mac, he's on a PC, and I do not have Windows sharing enabled. I've included some screenshots to show exactly what I noticed. If anyone has any insight into how this is even possible, please let me know.

    Mahalo in advance for your responses,

    :apple:HawaiiMacAddict
     

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Check out these screenshots to answer your question.
     

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  3. jwkay macrumors regular

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    iTunes libraries can be shared across local networks, regardless of whether they are on a Mac or Windows system. BTLOI, his iTunes library is called "Dejavu's LimeWire....." You can stop your iTunes looking for shared libraries in iTunes preferences.
     
  4. HawaiiMacAddict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Aloha jwkay and xUKHCx,

    Thank you for your replies. I took the step you pointed out, but was unaware that a Limewire shared library on a Windows box would show up on a Mac, especially when Windows sharing is not enabled.

    Mahalo again,

    :apple:HawaiiMacAddict
     

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