Cannot change network location from public to Private - why

  1. Skofab's Avatar
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    Windows 10 64 Bit
       #1

    Cannot change network location from public to Private - why


    I have extensively viewed the net for a solution, and have tried (as far as I know) every suggestion to make the change without success.
    Your comments/suggestions would be welcomed
    Thanks in advance
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    How to change your network location to Private in Windows 10 | The Digital Lifestyle.com

    Also, in the comments on that page:
    There is an easier way than this too. Click the Network icon in the system tray and then click the network you want to change. This will open up Settings (new Control Panel) in "Network & Internet" and you should see your connection (in my case I'm using Ethernet so that is what opens). Now click on the network that you are connected to and this opens up a new page showing your current connection properties. At the top of that page is a switch to turn on "Find devices and content".
    That might be on or off depending on the current Public or Private status of the network. I can't check Wi-Fi at the moment but I suspect it is very similar.

    I just tried the comment method and it only works for wired ethernet connections, but the method explained in the article itself works with WiFi.
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  3. Posts : 765
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    TenForums has a tutorial that works too, Different method but works
    Network Profile Name - Rename in Windows 10
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    sml156 said:
    TenForums has a tutorial that works too, Different method but works
    Network Profile Name - Rename in Windows 10
    That only changes the name of the network - not whether the network is public or private.
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  5. Edwin's Avatar
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    Windows 10
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    Skofab said:
    I have extensively viewed the net for a solution, and have tried (as far as I know) every suggestion to make the change without success.
    Your comments/suggestions would be welcomed
    Thanks in advance
    Cannot change network location from public to Private - why-untitled20151104010414.png Cannot change network location from public to Private - why-untitled20151104010523.png
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  6. Skofab's Avatar
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       #6

    Sorry Guys - I should have mentioned that my laptop uses a wireless connection.
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  7. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Skofab said:
    Sorry Guys - I should have mentioned that my laptop uses a wireless connection.
    Then you use the method provided in the article I linked to. The option is in homegroup settings.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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    Hello Skofab, :)

    In addition, you might also look at the tutorial below to see if it may help to set your network location to private. It has a few options, so one should work for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Brink said:
    Hello Skofab, :)

    In addition, you might also look at the tutorial below to see if it may help to set your network location to private. It has a few options, so one should work for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
    That's cool, didn't know where that exact option was for WiFi networks!
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