So you want to change the profile of the network to which you’re currently connected from Public to Private or vice versa. If you’ve already gone to Settings -> Network & Internet -> Ethernet, and clicked on the network you’re connected to, only to not find the Public/Private setting not there, here’s what to do.
Most likely that’s due to a custom UAC (User Account Control) setting. You can change it back to the default by doing this:
- Open Settings again.
- Search for “UAC.”
- Click the Change User Account Control settings result that pops up.
- In the ensuing window, ensure the slider is positioned at the 2nd notch from the top:
- Click OK.
- Return to the Ethernet network setting as in the 1st paragraph above. The Public/Private network setting should be available now.
If that doesn’t work, you can also try the Registry method described here.