Almost everyone know how to share a folder in Windows, the folder sharing is useful to share the resources within the computer, but not every people know how to view who connected to a shared folder in our computer.
This simple tips and trick come because there's some readers ask about how to know who is connected to the shared folder, because in Windows XP by default when you shared a folder it can accessed directly without username or password.
According to wikipedia:
In computing, a shared resource or network share is a device or piece of information on a computer that can be remotely accessed from another computer, typically via a local area network or an enterprise Intranet, transparently as if it were a resource in the local machine.
The following tips and trick will show how to view who connected to a shared folder in our computer.
1. Open Run (Windows logo + R) and type fsmgmt.msc.
after that a new window will appear.
2. There is three sub menu "SHARES", "SESSIONS", and "OPEN FILES". We will start from shares first.
in this sub menu you can view which folder you've already shared, because sometimes we do share the folder but forget to stop the share and the file still accessible from the network.
3. On the sessions sub menu, you can look to the following picture
If there's someone accessing your shared folder, it will shown here the user including their IP address and the time they already spent inside the shared folder.
4. The last sub menu is open files,
In this sub menu you can view the activity of the users that accessing your shared folder files.
1. To stop the folder sharing, you can view the sharing folder location from the shares sub menu and go to the directory directly and you can stop the folder sharing from there.
hope it useful 🙂