Accessing \\localhost in windows 7


Problem is: I cannot access \localhost from my system explorer(C:\Windows\explorer.exe); I cannot access any other web resource in file explorer, error is always the same generic "0x80004005";

Network card ip is set to DHCP; Windows firewall is down; Network sharing is enabled on all the Lan types. Sared folders in my system have all the same security: everyone.

SO: Win 7 pro x64; PC model : Fujitsu Lifebook A544;

Steps done: use instead of localhost, use win+R to run \localhost; try to use fixed IP.

So, why I'm not able to access even my own pc, and the local shared folders?

asked on Super User Apr 22, 2020 by Federico

1 Answer


You haven't mentioned in which port localhost is installed. If localhost is installed in any other port Try: http://localhost:PortNumber/. Check if NetBIOS service is running. If doesn't run then start it using net start imhosts in cmd. If your network connection is using IPv4 then disable IPv6. To do this modify registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\DisabledComponents to 0x20 [1]

Reference: [1]:

answered on Super User Apr 22, 2020 by programmer365

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