Unable to turn on file and printer sharing on guest or public network


  1. Posts : 111
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    Unable to turn on file and printer sharing on guest or public network


    I'm trying to turn on File and Printer Sharing on the Guest or Public Network but whenever I save the changes the status returns to "Turn off" as shown in the attached screenshot. Thanks for any hints.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
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    Perhaps there's some automatic logic being applied.

    Password protected sharing limits sharing to user accounts that exist on your computer. By definition, Guest & Public networks do not contain users who have accounts on your computer.
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    Why would you want to turn it on for public network it's high security risk
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  4. Posts : 111
    Windows 10x64
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    Try3 said:
    Perhaps there's some automatic logic being applied.



    Password protected sharing limits sharing to user accounts that exist on your computer. By definition, Guest & Public networks do not contain users who have accounts on your computer.

    Share Files and Folders - TenForumsTutorials



    Denis
    Thanks, this is what I did using the "How to Turn On or Off File and Printer Sharing in Windows 10" Guide , using Powershell:

    Applied "Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "File And Printer Sharing" -Enabled True -Profile Public" , now the Public File sharing is Turned On, but Private File Sharing is Turned Off (and unable to turn it on)

    Applied "Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "File And Printer Sharing" -Enabled True -Profile Private", now the Private File Sharing is turned On but Public Sharing is Turned Off

    After this sequence of commands, even though the state went back to the original one creating the problem, I am now able to map the NAS (weird)






    Samuria said:
    Why would you want to turn it on for public network it's high security risk
    I agree
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