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Windows 7: How to access shares with firewall enabled

14 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 32bit
How to access shares with firewall enabled

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and I have the Microsoft Firewall enabled.

When the firewall is enabled, I can't access any of the shares which are setup. If I disable the firewall, I can access the shares on other computers as well as on my Samsung TV over DLNA.

I'm just wondering, is there a way to keep the firewall enabled and also still be able to access the shares and if so, how?

Thank you

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14 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

if you check the radio button "Turn on printer and file sharing" in Advanced sharing settings you should be able to access your shares with an enabled firewall.
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