Disable Automatic Hidden Shares

I don’t know the reason, why Windows always automatically create hidden shares to the local disk drives and some user’s folders. The shares are normally accessed via \\\c$ and \\\d$ depending on the drive letter.

To disable this condition,
1. open registry editor, Start | Run, type regedit and press Enter.
2. find key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\
Parameters]
3. Create a new DWORD value for ‘AutoShareWks’ and ‘AutoShareServer’. Set the value to equal ‘0’. If the values already exist then modify them to equal ‘0’.
4. restart the computer.
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Disable Automatic Hidden Shares (Windows NT/2000/XP)

Windows automatically create hidden shares to the local disk drives.
The shares are normally accessed via \\server\c$ and \\server\d$ depending on the drive letter.
If it disabled now, but when the computer restart, the sharing will automatic enabled.

To stop that open your registry using regedit,
1. Find the key
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters]

2. Create a new DWORD value “AutoShareServer” for NT server or “AutoShareWks” for NT Workstation

3. Then set the value to 0 = disable shares, if the value 1 = enable

4. Restart Windows and the automatic shares should not be created.

Folder Options-Show hidden files and folders not function

Here some fix to restore “Show hidden files and folders” to work as usual,

1. Click “Start” -> “Run…” (or press Windows key + R)

2. Type “regedit” and click “Ok”.

3. Find key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced)

4. In the right hand area, double click “hidden” and change the value to 1

5. Find key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

6. In the right hand area, double click “CheckedValue” and change the value to 1.

If it isn’t, create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.

The “Show hidden files & folders” should now work normally. 🙂

If it doesn’t work, please download new update of your antivirus and scan your system completely.