Fixing problems with windows file sharing using the following methods.
Note: Check ALL these methods as anyone of them can cause file sharing to fail!
Launch old control panel with
Start -> Run -> control or
Windows Key + R and select Network and Sharing Center.
Follow these Steps from Network and Sharing Center
If your network is classified as Public it will NOT allow you to share files or printers! Check it with powershell:
Set-NetConnectionProfile -Name "Network #" -NetworkCategory Private
Note: Change Network # to the NAME of your Network from
Right-click any folder and select “give access to” and select your login user. On new Windows 11/10 systems this is often your microsoft account ([email protected]). If you turned off password sharing and want EVERYONE to see those files then type “Everyone” and give access to them.
Another option is to right-click the folder and select properties. Then select the sharing tab and give access through there.