File And Print Sharing Resource Is Online But Isn’t Responding To Connection Attempts

Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines, both new and old, may experience this issue. Any time the PC fails to find a network or PeerBlock interferes with the local area connection, this error will occur. Many users in the Microsoft community have encountered the same problems.

Please see the remedies below if you are also experiencing this problem on a Windows machine and want to repair it.

The File and Print Sharing Resource Is Available, But Connection Attempts Are Not Being Received
Solution 1:  First, see whether the computers can be found.

You can make a computer accessible to the network in one of two ways:

Use a Wi-Fi adapter to connect.

Step 1: Select Settings from the Start menu.

Step 2:  In the Network & Internet menu, select Wi-Fi, and then click Next.

Step 3: Select your Wi-Fi network from the right-hand side.

Step 4: Under Network profile, select the Private option.

Step 5: Every machine on the network that has a Wi-Fi connection should go through the same process.

Using an Ethernet Adapter, connect to the Internet.

Step 1: Select Settings from the Start menu.

Step 2: Afterwards, select “Network & Internet” and then “Ethernet.”

Step 3: Click on the adapter that you want to make discoverable in step three.

Step 4: Under Network profile, select the Private option.

Step 5: repeat the same actions on every machine on the network.

After following the steps outlined above, you will be able to discover all of the computers on your network. The “file and print sharing resource is online but isn’t responding” problem can be checked by accessing the shared folder.

Solution 2. Install Windows Updates Still Pending

Build 1703 and earlier versions of Windows 10 are known to have bugs which cause Network Diagnostic errors like this.

To fix this problem, you need download and install all of the upcoming Windows updates. The following is an overview.

Step 1: Select Settings from the Start menu.

Step 2: From the Update & Security menu, select Windows Update, and then click the Update & Security button.

Step 3: Follow the prompts to complete the installation of all pending Windows updates by selecting Check for Updates .

Step 4: Afterward, restart your computer to complete the process.

Make sure the “file and print sharing resource is online but not responding” problem persists before moving on to this step.

Solution 3. Turning Off the Windows Defender Firewall

Occasionally, the Windows Defender Firewall will block a connection that it deems to be insecure. To see if that helps, try turning it off for a while.

Step 1: Select Settings from the Start menu.

Step 2: In the Update & Security section, click the Windows Security tab on the left.

Step 3: Select “Firewall & Network Protection” as your third option.

Step 4: Activate the network you want to connect to.

Step 5: To turn off Windows Defender Firewall, click the toggle next to it and select Off.

The “file and print sharing resource is online but isn’t responding” problem should go away when you’ve completed all the procedures.

The Bottom Line

In this post, we’ve showed you three workable ways to fix the “file and print sharing resource is online but isn’t responding” error. If you run into this problem, try the solutions listed below.