Aug 01, 2015

How to configure Windows Firewall in Windows 8 to allow a specific app through?

Sveta has a good answer, but here's a link to the Windows 8 support site in case you need it later:
1. “Open Windows Firewall by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering firewall in the search box, and then tapping or clicking Windows Firewall.
2. Tap or click Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall .
3. Tap or click Change settings. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
4. Select the check box next to the app you want to allow, select the network types you want to allow communication on, and then click OK. ”
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