Windows 10: Cannot turn off password protected sharing on W10 PC Solved

  1.    27 Sep 2016 #1

    Cannot turn off password protected sharing on W10 PC


    Hello all! I'm new to this forum, but have been a member of SevenForums for many years!

    My issue just all of the sudden came up out of the blue. One of the PC's on my home LAN all of the sudden switched settings from having the password setting turned off to now turned on under "All Networks". I have several PC's, a couple of laptops, a Amazon Fire and WD Live. All of them share appropriately on the network through either W10 or W7. They have all been working and sharing fine and no deliberate changes have been made to any devices. I know how to set up LAN network systems and file sharing and have been doing it for many years. I'm not an expert, but not a novice either.

    I went to pull up a shared folder on the AF, and it could not find it. I go to re-link to the folder and it asked me for a password for the one PC that all the media files are on. I go to the PC in question, and the sharing configurations had changed. Public folder sharing was off, and password protection was set to on. I could change the folder sharing back to on and it would stick, but the password protection will let me choose the OFF radio button, but it will not stick, not even after reboot. I have never used password protected sharing either, none of my systems are set up that way. This has really got me puzzled and I cannot find a solution anywhere. At this point none of the systems that i have can connect to this one PC with the password issue. I do not use the Homegroup either. Thanks in advance for any ideas and help!!!
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  2.    06 Oct 2016 #2

    How to fix the problem...


    davron94 said: View Post
    Hello all! I'm new to this forum, but have been a member of SevenForums for many years!

    My issue just all of the sudden came up out of the blue. One of the PC's on my home LAN all of the sudden switched settings from having the password setting turned off to now turned on under "All Networks". I have several PC's, a couple of laptops, a Amazon Fire and WD Live. All of them share appropriately on the network through either W10 or W7. They have all been working and sharing fine and no deliberate changes have been made to any devices. I know how to set up LAN network systems and file sharing and have been doing it for many years. I'm not an expert, but not a novice either.

    I went to pull up a shared folder on the AF, and it could not find it. I go to re-link to the folder and it asked me for a password for the one PC that all the media files are on. I go to the PC in question, and the sharing configurations had changed. Public folder sharing was off, and password protection was set to on. I could change the folder sharing back to on and it would stick, but the password protection will let me choose the OFF radio button, but it will not stick, not even after reboot. I have never used password protected sharing either, none of my systems are set up that way. This has really got me puzzled and I cannot find a solution anywhere. At this point none of the systems that i have can connect to this one PC with the password issue. I do not use the Homegroup either. Thanks in advance for any ideas and help!!!
    Here's a solution to the problem:
    Cannot turn off Password Protected Sharing after Windows 10 Anniversary update | Microsoft Surface tablet

    Best regards
    Niclas Eriksson
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  3.    14 Nov 2016 #3

    Nicsoft said: View Post
    Thank You very much!!! It worked perfectly!!
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