Windows 10: Windows Defender Firewall not letting me change settings/add apps


  1. Posts : 4
    windows 10 home 64
       14 May 2018 #1

    Windows Defender Firewall not letting me change settings/add apps


    Hi I am currently trying to allow a program to my firewall exceptions, but the button to add app is greyed out, I have tried to click on the change settings button, and that then goes from white to grey and nothing happens.

    I am the only user on the PC, and an administrator profile.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks
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    windows 10 home 64
    Thread Starter
       14 May 2018 #2

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    this is on opening the config
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       14 May 2018 #3

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    Thats after clicking on the change settings button, it syas greyed out and nothing happens.
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  4. AndreTen's Avatar
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       14 May 2018 #4

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    Thats after clicking on the change settings button, it syas greyed out and nothing happens.
    It is allowed for private networks. What's wrong?

    Perhaps, what is bothering you, that you're trying to change some of the system components. Go to Advanced Firewall settings, where you can see some more info..

    One thing... if you are about to play with settings, could be good idea to make a backup of your current settings:
    tutorials | backup-restore-windows-defender-firewall-settings-windows-10

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       17 May 2018 #5

    no, the app/program I want to add is not on that list, I need to allow another app but it is greyed out, and the change settings button greys out, nothing to do with the router thats just highlighted as the first option in the app tab.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       17 May 2018 #6

    stoosanub said: View Post
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    stoosanub said: View Post
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    Thats after clicking on the change settings button, it syas greyed out and nothing happens.
    I need to allow another app but it is greyed out, and the change settings button greys out,
    I can see one significant change in your second screenshot, look carefully at the 'Allow another app...' button at the bottom of the table. It was greyed out in the first screenshot, it's enabled in the second.

    Click it and you should be able to add a new app, if necessary by browsing to find it...
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  7. Neil Macready's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home x64
       17 May 2018 #7

    Nicely spotted @Bree !!! :)
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