File and Printer Sharing won’t stay “turned On” Solved

  1. Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)
       1 Week Ago #1

    File and Printer Sharing won’t stay “turned On”

    I can no longer connect to any drives on a Windows 7 PC from a Windows 10 Laptop. It has been OK for a year but recently the connections failed. There have been no changes to either that I know of nor has any software been installed.

    The Win 7 permissions are “Everyone” has full permissions.

    The Win 7 PC Firewall and found that “File and Printer Sharing” will not stay set.

    The Win 7 Network and Sharing Center “File and Printer Sharing” will not stay set. Also Network Discovery is turned on.

    The Win 7 Services are set as follows, a few were not started:
    o Computer Browser - Automatic
    o DHCP Client - Automatic
    o DNS Client - Automatic
    o Network Connections - Automatic
    o Network Location Awareness - Automatic
    o Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - Automatic
    o Server - Automatic
    o TCP/IP Netbios helper - Automatic
    o Workstation – Automatic

    Does anyone have any suggestions how I can fix this annoying issue? I am sure this has been discussed many time, but I cannot find a solution that works for me.

    I can connect to a Win 7 Laptop from the Win 10 Laptop without any problems.

    Thanks in advance,

    Peter B.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #2

    Hmmm... ooops I think that maybe I should have posted this in the Windows 7 Forum. I can copy and paste it there.

    I just copied and posted it in the Win 7 Forum. Perhaps an Admin could delete this tread if it does not belong here.

    I will no longer update this thread. See the Win 7 Forum. File and Printer Sharing won’t stay “turned On” - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Peter B.
    Last edited by mb300e; 6 Days Ago at 09:28.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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