Resolve the issue when Windows® 7 stops sharing files
Are your having problems when sharing files on Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve them.
Windows 7 from Microsoft comes packed with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Gadgets, Windows Aero, Windows Search and so on. Windows 7 also has excellent networking and file sharing capabilities. As majority of all computers within a work environment have to be connected, sharing files would be a necessity. Windows 7 allows users to share files that are on the system to share it with another computer either operating on Windows 7 or any other Windows based Operating System. Windows 7 also permits users to share files between different profile users on the same computer. File sharing on Windows 7 is very simple. Nonetheless, some users might also face some problems sharing files. These issues include connection getting terminated, file sharing stopping or hanging, error messages while sharing files etc. Such issues might be because reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with the connectivity between the connected computers, issues within the registry of the system etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix file sharing issues on Windows 7:
- Scan for potential threats
- Clean system registry
- Check system file integrity
Scan for potential threats
Potential threats or malware can cause many problems with the working of computers. If your Windows 7 system got infected with a bad malware, then it is possible that the malware has infected some of the system files essential for sharing files on the system and modified them. Such issues can be only resolved by removing the malware using an updated antivirus program or malware removal tool.
Clean system registry
Registry on your Windows 7 is the place where all important information regarding the working of the system are stored and accessed when required. Registry entries on Windows 7 are created automatically and over time they might develop some errors or problems. Issues or errors within the registry can cause problems during sharing files. Such problems can be resolved by cleaning the Windows 7 registry with a compatible registry cleaning software.
If some of the Windows 7 system files associated with the file sharing functionality of Windows 7 got corrupted or damaged in some way, then the system might hang or stop file sharing in the middle. Windows 7 users facing such problems are recommended to check the integrity of system files on the system using the 'sfc/scannow' command in the CMD and if any system files are found missing, the OS would have to be repaired with default OS repair tool. If a restore point which was created before the issue had come up is available, restoring the OS to this restore point would also solve the issue.
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