‘Shared’ are simply other devices that are announcing the services that they are running on the local network. Apple use the Bluescreen PC icon but it may not be an actual PC. That is a default icon for unknown devices.
No, it is a protected folder and cannot be deleted. The folder has nothing in it so takes up zero space. You can remove data from your Home folder except for the /Home/Library/ folder. Visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on freeing up space on your hard drive.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Sharing. Select the File Sharing checkbox. To select a specific folder to share, click the Add button at the bottom of the Shared Folders list, locate the folder, select it, then click Add.
If you do not access resources available in your local Network this way, you can choose to remove the Shared section from the Finder sidebar. Just open Finder Preferences, go to Sidebar tab and uncheck all the items shown under Shared section.
Many routers and networking devices will appear as a shared item. Sometimes this is because of cached machine information in the router that may still be presented to the network, and other times the router itself may have sharing features.
How do I connect two Macs together?
Use Ethernet to connect two Mac computers
- Connect a standard Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on one computer to the Ethernet port on the other. …
- On each Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Sharing, then note the computer name for each computer.
Can I delete public folder Mac?
Public folder is used by File Sharing to share files with other computers connected to the same network as your MacBook Pro. You shouldn’t delete it, it’s there so files can be transfered between user accounts on the same machine.
How do I stop sharing on my Mac?
Turn off screen sharing on your Mac
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Sharing. Deselect the Screen Sharing checkbox.
What is public folder on Mac?
Public: A Public folder is located inside each user’s folder. That folder is set up to be accessible (shared) by any user who can log in to the Mac.
In the Finder on your Mac, choose Go > Connect to Server, then click Browse. Find the computer’s name in the Shared section of the Finder sidebar, then click it to connect. You may need to click All to see all the shared computers. When you locate the shared computer or server, select it, then click Connect As.
“Google Drive” appears in your Finder sidebar under “Devices.” Click the “Google Drive” device to access your files. “My Drive” and “Shared drives” are both available via Google Drive File Stream. If you aren’t a member of any Shared drives, you won’t be able to select the “Shared drives” folder.
Creating a shared folder on a computer running Windows/Confirming a computer’s information
- Create a folder, just as you would create a normal folder, in a location of your choice on the computer.
- Right-click the folder, and then click [Sharing and Security].
- On the [Sharing] tab, select [Share this folder].
Device sharing refers to a primary purpose for networking: permitting users to share access to devices of all kinds, including servers and peripherals such as printers or plotters.