Windows 11 comes with a password-protected sharing feature that remains turned on by default. That means if you share a file or folder from your computer, all users on the network can not access them until they have a valid username and password for your computer.
The password-protected sharing feature of Windows 11 disallows unauthorized users to access shared files/folders, printers, etc. However, you can turn this off, so anyone connected to the same network can access shared folders and resources.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on enabling and disabling password-protected sharing on Windows 11.
How to Enable or Disable Password Protected Sharing in Windows 11?
To provide access to shared resources to all users on your network, you need to turn off password-protected sharing. Here is how to do?
Step 1. Open Control Panel.
To do so, click the
Step 2. When Control Panel opens, click on the
Step 3. On the right sidebar, select
Step 4. From the left sidebar, click the
Step 5. Now, click the arrow to expand
Step 6. Now, scroll down to the bottom to see the “Password protected sharing” section. Here, select “Turn off password protected sharing” or “Turn off password protected sharing” to disable or enable the password sharing.
Step 7. Finally, click the