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suppose I change something in the public firewall profile. (whether in the "windows firewall with advanced security screen" or in the "allow programs to communicate through windows firewall" screen

can I reset the windows 7 public firewall profile defaults?

if so, how?

Also I noticed that file and printer sharing is enabled.. that seems a little strange to me, as public profile is meant to be restrictive for a public place like an internet cafe. Though I think enabled is the default. (added- it's not default)

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In the Actions pane there is a Restore Default Policy link that should do the trick.

  • thanks, and lo and behold, FnP sharing now disabled in public profile. default. – barlop May 8 '14 at 19:19
  • Glad to help... – joeqwerty May 8 '14 at 19:19

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