How to Change Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Tip to Change Public VPN to Private in Windows 10 – Once you configure Public Virtual Private Network on Computer none of the methods leads to change it to Private straightway. Noteworthy is Public VPN is unsafe due to which obnoxious people can exploit data.

Furthermore, important credentials also come in a danger zone. So It is always a wise decision to Change Public VPN to Private in Windows 10. Registry editor provides a solution for this and you can hack the value data of a subkey to do the same.

Change Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Step 1 – To begin with, hold Windows key and then tap X key to outspread a menu. Hit or tap the choice Run, the third last one.

Right click Start Run option

Step 2 – In the popped-up box, write out this code and tap Enter to execute it – regedit

Run command regedit Windows 10

Step 3 – A UAC prompt will arrive, tap or hit Yes button and continue with the work.

Step 4 – Soon, Registry Editor will outspread on the screen. On the left portion, navigate to this path – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

Step 5 – Underneath Profiles, go through the list of profiles to detect the correct VPN.

Registry Editor Profiles key

Step 6 – However, to find out the correct one, see the name specified under ProfileName on the right pane of every profile.

ProfileName VPN Registry Editor

Step 7 – After detecting the desired one, double-click the DWORD named Category.

Double click Category VPN Profile

Step 8 – An Edit box will arrive, set its Value data as 1. Hit or tap Ok to save the modification.

Change Public VPN to Private Value data VPN Category as 1

Step 9 – Now, if you again decide to roll back to Public, do the above steps and in the Value data field, write 0 (zero).

Step 10 – In order to bring the modifications to effect, carry out a reboot.

When users of Windows 10 connect to their VPN, it assigns the connection as Public. This eventually leads to some issues and most irritating is that they cannot view any of their network shares. Hence, experts have come out with a solution which we have outlined in this article.

Once you accomplish the steps, consequently the chosen VPN will no longer be public. The steps here work great for both Windows 10 Pro and Home editions.

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Topics:  Windows 10
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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.