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

Windows 11 have a feature Password protected sharing. The password-protected sharing feature of Windows 11 allows users with local usernames and passwords to access your shared files, network Public folders and attached printers on their computer. Other users who don’t have a user account and password can’t access such items on their computers.

In Windows 11, this Password Protected Sharing feature turns on by default. Suppose you want to turn off this feature in Windows 11, allowing you to open your shared files, network, and Public folders to all users. This article will guide you on enabling and disabling Password Protected Sharing Feature on windows 11.

How to Turn off Password Protected Sharing on Windows 11?

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

Step 1.  Firstly, Open the Setting app

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

Step 3. Next, 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.

After completion of these steps, Password Protected will turn off.

How to Turn on Password Protected Sharing on Windows 11?

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

Step 1. At first, Open the setting App.

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

Step 3. Next, 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 on the toggle switch beside the Password protected sharing  option under the “All networks” section.

That’s it.

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