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Windows Firewall Bug - Unable to view any block rules

I would normally tell somebody that told me this issue that they are doing something wrong, and it's something simple like a filter. I cannot figure this out though and I need to know what is happening. The Windows Defender Firewall will not display ANY block rules, and there does not appear to be a filter set. The rules will show up when viewed under "Monitoring", however if you want to manage the rule you are out of luck because you can't manage it there.

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As you can see, the rule is there and is visible under the "Monitoring" section. You can see it, but you can't manage it here.


Now, if I go to "Outbound" so I can modify / disable / enable the rule. It does not show up (notice I am showing the top of the list sorted by action both ways - this would display the only block action at the top or the bottom, and since I show both ways it shows that it is not there):

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Also notice, there are no filters selected. If there were a filter active, the clear filters option would be available in the screen shots above, like it is here when I do enable a filter:

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DSPatrick answered DSPatrick commented

In the right-hand pane try Restore Default Policy.

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Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered MimpofLegend-7201 commented

Hello Tom,

You can automatically diagnose and fix problems with Windows Firewall,

Follow these steps to automatically repair Windows Firewall problems:

  1. Select the Download button on the page found in the below link

  2. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the Windows Firewall Troubleshooter.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/automatically-diagnose-and-fix-problems-with-windows-firewall-513e9cf8-19ae-d579-2092-d5e64fe06f5f

If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the troubleshooter to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Hope this answers all your queries, if not please do repost back.
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Hello, Limitless! I'm having the same issue as Tom at the moment. When I tried to block Spotify, I came across this (I believe so) bug. I created a new outbound rule that disables the connection. I enabled it as you can see here: But,-

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  • under "Enabled" it still states "No" as in the rule is not enabled, however, Spotify is offline thus completely blocked. Disabling the rule is not an option as you can see here:

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It is not possible to disable the rule by re-enabling it. You can only disable it by changing it to "Allow connection" or deleting the rule. The troubleshooter didn't find anything. I hope someone can help, if any further information is necessary, please feel free to ask. Thanks in advance!

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