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Windows 7: Can't turn off password protected sharing

24 Nov 2013   #1
tommytinkroom

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1
 
 
Can't turn off password protected sharing

Been trying to do this for a couple of hours now,but it just
wont turn off.As soon as i turn it off and then check back again
it's turned back on.
I now this is quite a common problem and i've tried quite a few fixes
but nothing will turn it off.
My last attempt was using Winshare manager i got all the folders
showing yes yes and i clicked the registry fix but still no joy.
I'm using a wireless connection and trying to get my media server
the Mede8erx3d1000 to show folders on the pc,but it just goes straight
into asking for user name and password instead of showing the folders on
the pc.
Thanks for any help with this problem.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Nov 2013   #2
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

There might be some program running in the background preventing it from turning off. Please try a Clean Boot to see if that will eliminate that problem. Its also possible the media server is forcing it back on. Check both of their settings.

Clean boot:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Confirming that this is what you did as described here:

Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7


Other related tutorials:

Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings
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24 Nov 2013   #3
tommytinkroom

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Hi Andrew,Thanks for your reply.I tried all your instructions in your post,but
nothing has solved it.
No matter what i do i'm unable to "turn off password protected sharing"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Nov 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Hi Andrew,Thanks for your reply.I tried all your instructions in your post,but
nothing has solved it.
No matter what i do i'm unable to "turn off password protected sharing"
Can you check that Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing are staying turned on?

This is the usual problem I see with these settings not staying on, this indicates that the Base Filtering Engine has been corrupted and requires repair.
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25 Nov 2013   #5
tommytinkroom

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Hi,Yes Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing are staying turned on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2013   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Hi,Yes Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing are staying turned on.

It looks like disabling or adding a password to the Guest account causes this problem but who really knows.

First post in the following link by Gloria shows a possible fix that is working for some people.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6fac833?page=2
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2013   #7
tommytinkroom

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Hi,Yes Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing are staying turned on.

It looks like disabling or adding a password to the Guest account causes this problem but who really knows.

First post in the following link by Gloria shows a possible fix that is working for some people.
Cannot turn off or disable password protected sharing in the Network - Microsoft Community
Hi chev65,Tried following Gloria's tutorial but i don't seem to have the option "local users and groups"
i suspect her instructions are for Vista os being as the year shows 2009.
I need the same instructions which are for Windows 7 home premium 32bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2013   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Hi,Yes Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing are staying turned on.

It looks like disabling or adding a password to the Guest account causes this problem but who really knows.

First post in the following link by Gloria shows a possible fix that is working for some people.
Cannot turn off or disable password protected sharing in the Network - Microsoft Community
Hi chev65,Tried following Gloria's tutorial but i don't seem to have the option "local users and groups"
i suspect her instructions are for Vista os being as the year shows 2009.
I need the same instructions which are for Windows 7 home premium 32bit.
Yes with Home Premium it's a bit different. From what I have read It still has to do with the Guest account so maybe the following link will help, it's for windows 8 but I think it's the same.

https://www.supportrix.com/kb/what-t...-in-windows-8/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2013   #9
tommytinkroom

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post


It looks like disabling or adding a password to the Guest account causes this problem but who really knows.

First post in the following link by Gloria shows a possible fix that is working for some people.
Cannot turn off or disable password protected sharing in the Network - Microsoft Community
Hi chev65,Tried following Gloria's tutorial but i don't seem to have the option "local users and groups"
i suspect her instructions are for Vista os being as the year shows 2009.
I need the same instructions which are for Windows 7 home premium 32bit.
Yes with Home Premium it's a bit different. From what I have read It still has to do with the Guest account so maybe the following link will help, it's for windows 8 but I think it's the same.

https://www.supportrix.com/kb/what-t...-in-windows-8/
Well i shed some tears and sweated blood trying to sort this,but the link above did the trick and at last it's turned off.
Thanks for helping me with this problem,i can't thank you enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2013   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post

Hi chev65,Tried following Gloria's tutorial but i don't seem to have the option "local users and groups"
i suspect her instructions are for Vista os being as the year shows 2009.
I need the same instructions which are for Windows 7 home premium 32bit.
Yes with Home Premium it's a bit different. From what I have read It still has to do with the Guest account so maybe the following link will help, it's for windows 8 but I think it's the same.

https://www.supportrix.com/kb/what-t...-in-windows-8/
Well i shed some tears and sweated blood trying to sort this,but the link above did the trick and at last it's turned off.
Thanks for helping me with this problem,i can't thank you enough.
That's great, I didn't even realize this problem existed so thanks for reporting back in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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