Windows 10: Cannot change network profile from Public to Private

Discus and support Cannot change network profile from Public to Private in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have searched and seen numerous posts about the latest builds of Windows 10 removing the easy way to change your network profile from Public to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by AMorris76, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. AMorris76 Win User

    Cannot change network profile from Public to Private


    I have searched and seen numerous posts about the latest builds of Windows 10 removing the easy way to change your network profile from Public to Private, and vice versa. I have tried both the Powershell (Admin) method and the registry change method. With both, the changes do not stick. Below is what I get when I run Powershell:


    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-NetConnectionProfile



    Name : xxxxx 3
    InterfaceAlias : Wi-Fi 2
    InterfaceIndex : 20
    NetworkCategory : Public
    IPv4Connectivity : Internet
    IPv6Connectivity : NoTraffic



    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex 20 -NetworkCategory Private
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-NetConnectionProfile


    Name : xxxxx 3
    InterfaceAlias : Wi-Fi 2
    InterfaceIndex : 20
    NetworkCategory : Public
    IPv4Connectivity : Internet
    IPv6Connectivity : NoTraffic



    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>



    I am on Windows 10 Home, Build 17134. I would appreciate any help the community can give to resolve this issue, hopefully without a full wipe and re-installation.

    :)
     
    AMorris76, Feb 2, 2019
    #1

  2. Change Network from Public to Private

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to
    change your network from Public to Private:


    • Type PowerShell in Search Window and then right click on it and click on
      Run as Administrator.

    • Type the following command to find your interface Index:
      Get-NetConnectionProfile

    • Use your interface index (for example 5) with this command:
      Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex 5 -NetworkCategory Private

    • Now reboot the device and check if the network has changed from Public to Private.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Feb 2, 2019
    #2
  3. Change Network Profile to Private From Public

    Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing are already on for both the public and private profiles. Allow Windows to manage Homegroups is on for the private profile; it is not an option under public.
     
    NancyMcFarland, Feb 2, 2019
    #3
  4. Cannot change network profile from Public to Private

    Andre Da Costa, Feb 2, 2019
    #4
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