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Enabling SMB on Win-7 (or Win-10) so iphone can access file storage


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I'm looking at pages like this:


How to detect, enable and disable SMBv1, SMBv2, and SMBv3 in Windows

And I'm seeing instructions like this:

Powershell:  Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName SMB1Protocol

And I get errors like this:

get-WindowsOptionalFeature : The term 'get-WindowsOptionalFeature' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. (...)

(BTW, does it matter if there is use of mixed case (uppler and lower case letters) in these commands?)

I come across this thread:


which is primarily about "get windowsfeature" but does mention "get windowsoptionalfeature" and it talks about the function working one day then not working the next day, and also mentioning that it might only be available on windows servers (but Windows 7 is not a server OS but these commands must have worked on win-7 at one time in the past???)

Does anyone know a way to enable SMB on windows 7 and/or Windows 10?  I don't care what SMB version as long as I can share a folder with an iPhone connected via wifi to the same local LAN.

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Forget about Powershell, evidently the Windows 7 doesn't have that cmdlet.

Check the Registry, and use regedit to change if needed, search on that page for:


but SMB is enabled by default, unless you disabled it.

It is more probable that you have something else mis-configured in file sharing settings, check:





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I've come across comments like Powershell has to be V2 for these commands to work - how do you get the powershell version?

I've also come across that in Control Pane, - Progams and Features - Turn Windows Features on or off, that SMB is supposed to show up in the list, but again I don't see it.

What about enabling all versions of SMB?  How is that done?

I will mess with the various file-sharing settings and see what happens...

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