i recently start working for this large company. i work remotely and connect via vpn. i notice my user folder(C:\Users\a_user) and its content is visible on the network(i find out what my ip is among the network and put that in explorer). my user folder is not shared. how do i prevent this?
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You can turn off file and printer sharing on your computer (unless your company policy requires that it be enabled).
The odds of an employee connecting to your machine and looking at your files is slim. As it is a company computer you shouldn't be storing anything on the computer which isn't the companies.
If it isn't a company machine, and it isn't on the domain then other users won't have access to your computer because they won't have a login on your computer so you shouldn't have a problem. You can see them from your computer because you have an account on your own machine.