File sharing won't enable

By childofthetao ยท 5 replies
Oct 14, 2010
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  1. Hi, if I go to Network Sharing Center, then advanced settings there are two options: Turn on Network Discovery, and Turn on File and Printer sharing."

    The first one is enabled, the second one (file sharing) will not enable.

    I had this problem with network discovery as well, but I did some reading and found it was a problem of not having some services started.

    So I assume file sharing will not enable for the same reason.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what services need to be enabled?

  2. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    what are your specs? go to the properties of your network adapter and see if it has file and printer sharing for microsoft networks enabled.
  3. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 159

    Yes, file and printer sharing is enabled in the network adapters properties. I disabled it then re-enabled it to make sure and still nothing.

    I'm running WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    You could check your service StartupType settings and look here to find the default value to see what's changed
  5. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Make sure you choose Home network, not public.
  6. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 159

    Thanks for the help! The list of services helped me out! Problem solved.

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