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SugarPlum June 5th, 2006 10:49 PM

I do not want to share my files.
Can someone please tell me how I can make it so people cannot upload my files? I do not want to share them.

Thanks in advance.

LinusVanPelt June 5th, 2006 11:16 PM

Tools-->Options-->Sharing and the rest is self explanatory. If you have alot of good files that you think others might enjoy and as long as you have the proper internet security set-up, it is always considerate to share your files.
Good luck friend!


ukbobboy01 June 6th, 2006 04:46 AM

Not Sharing Files

Just to follow up on what LinusVanPelt wrote, if everyone took the attitude that they do not want to share their files then the P2P network would cease to exist.

P2P is about sharing and not to share your files while downloading from others on the network makes you a freeloader.

Most of us on this forum can understand if there are some files you do not want to share but to say you do not want to share anything then I for one will not share with you.

I have set my LW not to share with freeloaders and I would strongly suggest to other forum members to do exactly the same thing.

UK Bob

terryt June 6th, 2006 06:53 AM

:D Theres a very good reason for not sharing files okay i agree you should share your music and videos thats just what the whole p2p networks about but if you have "sensetive" images i.e. private photos from say your holiday and documents containing passwords or bank details you should not share them [obviously] it is better to put your i.p. number into the direct connect and see exactly what your sharing incase your photos of you and your partner practising for readers wives is shared funny but not very nice for you.I go on documents i can read other shareers e-mails msn conversations which are private and can sometimes contain private details like adresses and phone numbers great if you want a 3am phone call but not if you just want to download a few music tracks and a few pictures.It takes carefull setting up and checking regulary it can be a bit embarassing if you don't.

stief June 6th, 2006 03:58 PM

there's lots you can share, and help out artists who encourage sharing. See for some.

Sharing legitimate files can help the network.
Another way you can be a legitimate peer in a peer to peer network (and not a leech) is to leave your LW running for long times as an Ultrapeer. This can take some work to set up, but is another way you can help the network by sharing your bandwidth.

TezL June 7th, 2006 03:42 PM

I agree entirely with UKBobbby01. I also set my options not to share with freeloaders. I would like to see Lord Of The Rings or someone similar make a "Sticky" about how not to share with freeloaders - I know you can't make them share but if more members knew it was possible to prevent it I'm sure more of them would. A Sticky could include the fact as well that there is a lot of non-copyright music out there which can be shared perfectly legally.

stief June 7th, 2006 03:51 PM

ummm--the freeloading option has been ineffective for quite a while now: it's just a placebo.

Look for posts by et voilà to see how long the freeloader option has been broken.

TezL June 8th, 2006 01:50 PM

Comments noted .......aagh .......... did not realise the disallowing freeloaders settings did not actually work. Oh well, forget the Sticky idea. Let's just hope we are sharing with sharers most of the time.

rollendeunkraut August 7th, 2006 10:00 PM

I do not want to share my files
Couldn't you just keep your sensitive files in an unshared folder?

How do you determine whether a person is a freeloader or someone who doesn't have anything to share yet? You have to start somewhere don't you?

steffi August 15th, 2006 11:39 AM

Do you mean that even if you've named a specific folder in LW's share option people can still see other folders you haven't named?!

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