A. When you share a folder or drive, the icon that appears in Windows Explorer changes from a typical-looking folder or drive to a folder or drive being cradled by a hand. To change this shared icon back to the default disk or drive icon, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Network\SharingHandler.
  3. Double-click the Default value.
  4. Highlight ntshrui.dll, press Delete, and click OK.
  5. Close the registry editor.
  6. Reboot the machine.