File and printer sharing is the ability of a computer running Windows to share a folder or attached printer with other computers on a network.
â€˘File sharing allows you to make files and folders in a shared folder accessible to others on the network to view, copy, or modify.
â€˘Printer sharing allows you to make an attached printer available to other computer users on the network.
If you are connected to a public network location (ex: cafĂ© or library), then you may wish to turn off file and printer sharing until you are connected to a private network location (ex: home or work).
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off file and printer sharing on your Windows 10 PC.