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How to turn off ‘File and Printer Sharing’ in Windows 10

Follow these steps to disable “File and Printer Sharing” in Windows 10: 

1 – Press the Windows+S key combination to open a Search box.

2 – Type the word control into the search box, then select Control Panel from the list of search results.

3 – Find the “Network and Internet” section and click View network status and tasks.

4 – Click the Change advanced sharing settings over in the left-hand column.

5 – Select the various options to turn off file and printer sharing in every section on this page (click each section to expand it). Hint: Select the second (bottom) option in each section.

6 – Click the Save changes button.

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