Windows Firewall – How to Allow Ping Request Only

In this scenario, you enable firewall but still need to use file sharing to share file.


  1. Open Windows Firewall
    • Click Start
    • Open Control Panel and search for  “Windows Firewall”
    • Click Advanced Settings
  2. Click Inbound Rule
  3. In the right pane, find File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In) rules and and right-click each rules. Then, choose Enable Rule

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