Windows 10: File and Printer Sharing will not stay 'off'

Discus and support File and Printer Sharing will not stay 'off' in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi Guys I have been trying to disable 'File and Printer Sharing' in my Public network profile, and even after saving changes, every time I reboot my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by GreenHouser, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. File and Printer Sharing will not stay 'off'


    Hi Guys

    I have been trying to disable 'File and Printer Sharing' in my Public network profile, and even after saving changes, every time I reboot my PC the File and Printer sharing option pops back to ON. Nothing I have tried keeps in the OFF position for Guest or Public profile. HELP please !

    :)
     
    GreenHouser, Feb 15, 2020
    #1
  2. Karen Her Win User

    turning on file and printer sharing windows 10

    Thank you for the update. What we can suggest now is to turn on File and Printer sharing in Command Prompt. Here are the steps to do it:



    • Leave File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks turned
      on.
    • Type CMD in the Search bar.
    • Right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
    • Type netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="File and Printer Sharing" new enable=Yes, and hit
      Enter.
    • Exit from the command prompt, and check if it will work.


    If issue persists, try turning it on using Powershell, and check if it works. Here are the steps:



    • Leave File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks turned
      on.
    • Type Powershell in the Search bar.
    • Right-click on Windows PowerShell, and select
      Run as Administrator
      .
    • Type netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="File and Printer Sharing" new enable=Yes, and hit
      Enter.
    • Close PowerShell.


    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Karen Her, Feb 15, 2020
    #2
  3. KenBrown4 Win User
    Windows 10 file and printer sharing will NOT stay on

    I am running windows 10 pro for workstations with the latest update. I can turn on file and printer sharing, but when I save changes and go back to sharing options, file and printer sharing is turned off. I have disabled my fire wall and have tried many
    things suggested on the internet with no success.
     
    KenBrown4, Feb 15, 2020
    #3
  4. HAT
    hat Win User

    File and Printer Sharing will not stay 'off'

    Can't share printer—getting error message

    Yeah, I have windows firewall disabled, and I don't use any other firewall... mostly to prevent stupid issues like this.

    None taken... and yeah, I do.
     
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