How to Disable BearShare
*It is not possible to completely disable filesharing in BearShare.
The downloads directory, My Downloads by default, must be shared. You must remove all copyrighted files from this directory and continue to remove new ones as soon as they are downloaded.
To remove other shared folders follow the instructions below:
1. If you are just installing BearShare, you can remove extra shared folders during setup. In the Folder List window, click Deselect All.
2. This will appear to remove all shared folders because all check boxes will turn gray, but the My Downloads folder will still be shared.
3. If BearShare is already installed, select Folders… from the Setup menu.
4. Click the Deselect All button.
As during setup, this will appear to remove all shares because all check boxes will turn gray, but the downloads folder will still be shared. You must remove all copyrighted files from this folder.