This article is written for those who were searching for a detailed and simple for the understanding guide on how to restore default settings in Windows Firewall.

This guide will cover several ways to restore default settings in Windows Firewall.

Log in under the account with administrator rights.

On the keyboard, press the key combination “Win” and “X”, then select “Control Panel” in the menu that opens.

Next, go to the “System and Security” section.

Select the “Windows Firewall” section.

Now you can export the current settings from Windows Firewall and, if necessary, return to them after restoring the default settings.

In the menu on the left, select “Advanced settings”.

Next, right-click on “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer” and select “Export Policy”.

Assign a name and save the file with the settings of the Windows Firewall.

In this manual, the settings file will be saved in the “Documents” folder.

Click on the “Save” button.

Settings in Windows Firewall have been successfully exported.

Click on the “OK” button.

Now you can restore the default settings in Windows Firewall.

Return to the “Windows Firewall” section and select “Restore defaults” in the menu on the left.

Click on the “Restore defaults” button.

Next, confirm the restoration of the default settings.

Click on the “Yes” button.

The default settings in Windows Firewall have been successfully restored.

Now let’s try to return the settings that were before restoring the settings to Windows Firewall by default. To do this, you need to import the settings into the Windows Firewall that were previously exported.

Right-click on “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer” and select “Import Policy”.

Next, you need to confirm the import of settings into the Windows Firewall.

Click on the “Yes” button.

Select the previously saved file and click on the “Open” button.

Settings in Windows Firewall were successfully imported.

The settings that were before restoring the settings to Windows Firewall by default are applied.

Click on the “OK” button.

In addition, you can restore the default settings in Windows Firewall using the command line.

Click “Start”, point to the search bar “cmd”, then right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator”.

Export the current settings from Windows Firewall, so that if necessary, return to them after restoring the default settings.

In this manual, the settings file will be saved to drive “C”.

Export the current settings from Windows Firewall using the command:

netsh advfirewall export C:\Firewall-Config.wfw

Now you can restore the default settings in Windows Firewall.

Restore the default settings in Windows Firewall using the command:

netsh advfirewall reset

Now let’s try to return the settings that were before restoring the settings to Windows Firewall by default. To do this, you need to import the settings into the Windows Firewall that were previously exported.

Import settings into Windows Firewall using the command:

netsh advfirewall import C:\Firewall-Config.wfw

Settings in Windows Firewall were successfully imported.

The settings that were before restoring the settings to Windows Firewall by default are applied.

You can restore the default settings in Windows Firewall using Windows PowerShell.

In the “Taskbar”, right-click on “Windows PowerShell” and select “Run as Administrator”.

Restore the default settings in Windows Firewall using the command:

(New-Object -ComObject HNetCfg.FwPolicy2).RestoreLocalFirewallDefaults()

The default settings in Windows Firewall have been successfully restored.

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