How to Enable or Disable Password Protected Sharing in Windows 11?

Posted by

By default, password protected sharing feature remains turned on a Windows 11 computer. However, you can turn it off if you need it by referring to this gearupwindows article.

The password-protected sharing feature of Windows 11 allows other users to access shared folders, Public folders, and attached printers on their computer or on the network using a local username and password. Other users who don’t have a user account and password can’t access such items on your computer. But, if you want, you can allow other people to access the shared files, Public folders, etc., on your computer by turning off the password-protected sharing on your Windows 11 computer.

How to Turn off Password Protected Sharing in Windows 11?

To disable or turn off password protected sharing in Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. At first, open Windows Settings.

Step 2. Next, select Network & internet in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click the Advanced network settings tab on the right-side pane.

Step 4. On the “Advanced network settings” page, scroll down to see the “More settings” section. Then click the Advanced sharing settings option under it.

Step 5. Finally, turn off the toggle switch beside the Password protected sharing option under the “All networks” section.

How to Turn on Password Protected Sharing in Windows 11?

To enable or turn on password protected sharing in Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. At first, open Windows Settings.

Step 2. Next, select Network & internet in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click the Advanced network settings tab on the right-side pane.

Step 4. On the “Advanced network settings” page, scroll down to see the “More settings” section. Then click the Advanced sharing settings option under it.

Step 5. Finally, turn off the toggle switch beside the Password protected sharing option under the “All networks” section.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *