OS X :: File Sharing Won't Unshare?

Aug 15, 2010

I setup file sharing on my mac to access files over ftp or afp. However, after deleting these shares from my system preferences sharing panel, I can still access these shares if I connect.

Please note that I am accessing the share from the computer itself. ie afp://192.168.1.65

I'm not sure if this has any significance.

System Preferences

Accessing Shares

Successfully Connecting

Does anybody know what's going on?

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