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Firewall Settings, Network Drive


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Delilah45

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I have been trying to set up my network drive. Unfortunately when I go to map Network Drive it says Network Discovery is turned off. I've tried turning it on, but it won't save the changes. I can't turn File Sharing on either, or change my Firewall Settings. Can someone help me?
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Hi Delilah45,

Just to be clear. We are talking about Windows 7 and The Windows 7 Firewall, not a third party firewall that you downloaded correct? If we are speaking of the Windows 7 Firewall can you disable it and then see if Network Discovery & File Sharing can be turned on.

Edited by zep516, 07 November 2013 - 03:34 PM.

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Yes, the windows 7 firewall

It's not letting me turn it off.
http://i.imgur.com/fyK4Xvj.png
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What Anti Virus program are you using?
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Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes
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Hi

Can you boot to safemode with networking and see if you can turn on network discovery.

Restart the computer > during restart keep tapping the F8 Key, wait till you see the Advanced Boot Options Menu, black screen with white letters. From the list you see, use the arrow key and select SafeMode With Networking

Please do not "surf" in this mode as no "Anti Virus" or "Firewall" will be running, just test the network.

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I booted in safe mode. The network worked, but when I tried to save Network Discovery on, it wouldn't save the changes.
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OK,

I want to go back to normal mode and see if you can adjust the Firewall from there, back to where you posted the screen shot of the firewall stuff,

In the panel on the left of the screenshot you provided, click "Turn Windows Firewall on or off", see if you can disable it.

See if that works, and try Network Discovery in normal mode. Let me know if that works for you. It's just a test of things we need to get it to work with the Firewall running.

Question

Have you used Network discovery before and it worked properly? Or did it just start to act up out of the blue?


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No, it's doing a similar thing to what was happening in Safe Mode. I click it, and it won't save the change. I've never used Network Discovery before, so I don't know what exactly is going on. I have disabled the Firewall before though, so it not letting me do that is new.
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Lets have a look here and see if we might be missing something,

http://windows.micro...twork-discovery


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I've taken all those steps. Is it possible that a virus is doing this? Or maybe I'm not on admin settings?
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Hi Delilah45,

Yes it's possible, and The firewall issue concerns me. So lets have you follow the directions http://www.geekstogo...leaning-guide/' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>Here

You already have an account so just post the OTL Log and the Extra's.txt log. Explain the firewall issue in you opening topic. Everything you need to know is in the link provided above. Don't post any logs here, start a new topic in the malware forum.

Thanks,

Joe
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