You can't connect to the file share because it's not secure error in Windows 10

I have a USB drive attached to my router, but when I try to access it I get this error message:-

"You can't connect to the file share because it's not secure. This share requires the obsolete SMB1 protocol, which is unsafe and could expose your system to attack.  Your system requires SMB2 or higher. For more info on resolving this issue, see: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=852747"

I have Windows 10 Home, version 1709, OS build 16299.334.

How do I get/enable SMB2 or higher on my Laptop?

I went to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=852747, but it isn't clear.


[Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Windows settings]

*Modified title for accuracy*

*Original title: How do I get/enable SMB2 or higher on my Laptop?*

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In a typical home environment, nobody cares if the SMB v1 protocol isn't secure.

So, just go to the "control panel" -> "program and features" -> "turn windows features on and off", then put a check mark at as shown below

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Hello yorkyuk,

By default Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) network protocol is no longer installed after a clean install of Windows 10 Home due to security issues regarding ransomware and other recent vulnerabilities. This means that SMBv2 is already activated on Windows 10 by default. As highlighted in the support article you provided under the section: More information, you can contact the router manufacturer to check if they released a software or firmware update that can support SMBv2 or later protocols. I highly advised getting in touch with the device manufacturer before attempting to reinstall the obsolete and unsecured SMBv1. File sharing using the old protocol can compromise not only your network but also your personal files.

Feel free to post back if you have other questions.

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