How to Enable SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support on Windows 10


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The "Network Browse" function has been disabled on Windows 10 v1709 and higher.
SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support has been disabled on Windows 10 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709 and higher.

The Computer Browser service relies on the SMB 1.0 protocol to populate the Windows Explorer Network node (also known as "Network Neighborhood"). This legacy protocol is long deprecated, doesn't route, and has limited security. Because the service cannot function without SMB 1.0, it is removed when SMB 1.0 is disabled.

IMPORTANT Important: The change is not limited to WD Products.

For more details, please refer to Microsoft Article SMBv1 is not installed by default in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Windows Server, version 1709

Enabling the "Network Browse" feature on a Windows 10 v1709 and higher requires enabling "CIFS SMB v1.0 and File Sharing" which is disabled by default due to security risk. Mapping the network drive is recommended over enabling the "Network Browse" feature. For instructions, please refer to Answer ID 26161: How To Map a WD Network Drive on Windows 10


Follow the steps listed below to enable the "Network Browsing Feature" on Windows 10.

  1. Click and open the Search Bar in Windows 10
    Type Windows Features in the search bar
    Double Click Turn Windows Features off and On

  2. Scroll down to SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support

  3. Check the box net toSMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support and all other child boxes will auto populate
    Click OK to accept the changes

  4. Click Restart Now to reboot the computer

  5. Sign Into the computer after reboot
    Network Browsing should be enabled on Windows 10

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