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Windows 7: Sharing options the same for home and public networks

08 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Sharing options the same for home and public networks

I have an ad hoc homegroup network, with the location set to home. When I change the sharing options for "home or work" network profiles (in Change advanced sharing options) the public profile gets changed as well. For example, if I turn on "public folder sharing" in Home or work profile, it also gets turned on in Public profile. If I turn it off in Public profile, it gets turned off in Home or Work. So, what's the point of having different profiles if the settings are changed acroos the board? What am I not getting? Thanks in advance.

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08 Jan 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi Sicknfedup, Welcome to Seven Forum.
Thanks for mentioning this problem, I had noticed it but forgot about it. I'm going to try setting my wired pc to 'Public' to see what happens. This is how I have it set at present. Network File Sharing.pdf

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15 Jan 2012   #3

windows 7 Professional

Did anybody know how to fix this... I also posted on Microsoft forum but nothing...

here is the Microsoft forum link:
Sharing options for different network profiles not working. - Microsoft Answers
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