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File sharing is not an option for me under 'sharing'.

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The image above illustrates the lack of file sharing, but I do have the following items:

  • dvd or cd sharing
  • screen sharing
  • scanner sharing
  • remote login
  • remote management
  • remote apple events
  • bluetooth sharing

Any idea why certain macs have different items in the sharing pane?

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You're also missing Printer Sharing, Web Sharing, Xgrid Sharing, and Internet Sharing. –  Nathan Greenstein Jun 23 '11 at 13:39
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Is this a corporate or school-owned computer? If so, my guess would be that someone has disabled these functions for security purposes. –  Nathan Greenstein Jun 23 '11 at 13:39
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what type is your account? Admin? Regular user? Restricted one? /btw, welcome here :)/ –  jm666 Jun 23 '11 at 19:47
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