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I tried setting up a share on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to my Win7 machine. I right clicked on a folder in Ubuntu and chose the Sharing options and gave it read and write permissions too. Now the problem is, I chose my Videos folder to be shared, but when I access it on my windows machine, I can see my whole system! To top it of, it has write permissions too. How do I revoke this and share only that one folder?

I deleted all the shares and tried smbclient -L localhost and I got

Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.6.3]

Sharename       Type      Comment
---------       ----      -------
IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (xyz server (Samba, Ubuntu))
print$          Disk      Printer Drivers

Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.6.3]

Server               Comment
---------            -------
XYZ                xyz server (Samba, Ubuntu)

Workgroup            Master
---------            -------
WORKGROUP            XYZ

which lists no shared folders, but I can still access them through my windows machine.

Other things I tried

net usershare list (lists nothing)

ls -l /var/lib/samba/usershares (returns total 0)

smbstatus --shares
Service      pid     machine       Connected at
IPC$         8888   xyz         Wed Oct 10 21:56:22 2012
Videos       8625   abpc        Wed Oct 10 21:54:22 2012
IPC$         8767   xyz         Wed Oct 10 21:56:17 2012

I'm at my wits end. Someone please help me.

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It seems a reboot was required... facepalm

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