On my desktop, I right click on Macintosh HD and then on Get Info. The Shared Folder checkbox is Unchecked and under Sharing and permissions, I have:
system (read and write)
myUser (me) (read only)
wheel (read & write)
everyone (No Access)
However, if I access my Mac from a Windows machine, using the Mac's IP address, e.g \\192.168.2.1, I am initially asked to enter my credentials to gain access. I enter my Mac credentials. I then see Macintosh HD as a folder, and basically, the whole Mac system is visible.
I can see the root folders, and access /Users/myUser and see all documents, pictures etc.
This is not good.
If Macintosh HD is not marked as Shared, why do I see that as a shared folder? I believe that having myUser (me) listed under Sharing and Permissions might be the issue here. However, if I remove myUser, then I am not able to view root folders from the terminal/console.
Thank you for all your input!