Windows7/Vista: Disable File Sharing Wizard

“Wizards” are for noobs. People who know computers don’t need to be walked through steps using one. ┬áHere’s how to disable the annoying File Sharing Wizard in Windows 7 and Vista.

1. Click on the Start orb then Control Panel.

2. Select Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options.

3. Click on the View tab.

4. Uncheck the Use Sharing Wizard (Recommended) box.

Win7 file sharing wizard option

Now when you right-click a folder and select Share, you will be taken to the Sharing tab under the folder Properties. The Share option will also be grayed out.


  1. wguru says

    Article needs to disclose how sharing wizard’s an annoyance as I’ve never noticed anything and mine’s ticked, or is the author considering a not grayed out menu (that the user chose to open) an annoyance?

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