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Solved: who was using my shared folder

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  1. nf24eg

    nf24eg Thread Starter

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    I'm having windows 7 ultimate ,I found that my Files And printer Sharing option is ON ,while it should be OFF by default
    is there someway to discover who was using it ??
    OR
    who is using it at the moment ??
    and which file is in use ?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Ask the other people who have access to the computer.
     
  3. nf24eg

    nf24eg Thread Starter

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    is that a joke or a serious reply ?
    I expect it serious because it comes from a Moderator but i think i didn't got what u mean
     
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    I know my reply may not have been helpful, but I meant it seriously. Don't know how the choice would get changed unless somebody has access to your computer, either physically or by some type of remote login. Are you positive that it was off at one time?
     
  5. Doug Vitale

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    You can try looking in the Event Viewer to see when it was enabled (Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Event Viewer, or type eventvwr.exe and hit Enter). Look in Windows Logs->System. You might see when File and Printer Sharing was enabled. Use the 'Find' function.

    If you suspect another PC is connecting to your PC, go to Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management, or type compmgmt.msc and hit Enter. Then go to System Tools->Shared Folders->Sessions and Open Files.

    You could also use the netstat command to see all your PC's active connections. Click system menu, type cmd, then right-click cmd.exe and choose 'Run as administrator'. Then in the command prompt box that appears, type
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    netstat -b -f
    and see if anything suspicious is there.
     
  6. nf24eg

    nf24eg Thread Starter

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    Dear Doug Vitale
    Thank you .. Yes i mean if someone used my shared folder (My Documents) when the file and printing was "ON"
    because when i checked the configration of the Public and also the home , I found that both of them are ON by mistake or by some other reason ... so i was like to know who accessed my shared folders from another PC
    Thank you :) for that help

    but i see there is nothing that can show who was there before !!

    Thanks you again I will expect it solved but if u have someway that can show me the old events please send to me

    :)
     
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