It isn’t that he shouldn’t like in the word Shouldn’t because he doesn’t have the right to… but in the way shouldn’t in be careful of doing that because WD may have hard coded the word Public in their code.
WD has somehow coded their programs around the Share name called “Public” as you can tell when you try to rename it, delete it, or even try to make it private. WD forbids it.
However, there is a bug that we can utilized. I discovered it by accident one time because I tried to rename the Public share and when it disallowed me to… I discovered that you can now turn off Public Access to make it private.
Optionally, if you want to SSH into the device, you now have full root access to all your shares. Here you can discover that you can move, delete and even change ownership of your shares.
They are all under /shares, even the notorious /shares/Public of which if someone wishes, they can go ahead and be vicious and take control of their WD device by deleting /shares/Public. Please come back and post up on the side effects, if any.
Now back to the original OP, you can check if there are any hidden shares by SSH into the device and looking into /shares
to see if there are any leftover shares.
Use ls to see…