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Allow Fusion through Firewall

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Message 1 of 7
s.david.baxter
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Allow Fusion through Firewall

I am attempting to allow Fusion to go through my firewall in an effort to improve performance and stability.  I have been trying to follow the following instructions:

Firewall Settings 
 

1. Browse to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall and select Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall
2. Select the Allow another program
3. Select Browse and select the following .exe files and add them to the list

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Autodesk\webdeploy\production\<ID>\Fusion360.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Autodesk\webdeploy\production\<ID>\Win64\AdCefWebBrowser.exe

Which are from a Forum post.  My problem is that I can not find the files indicated on my computer using File Explorer.  Have these file names changed or is there some trick to finding them?

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Message 2 of 7

Hello @s.david.baxter,

 

thanks for posting! This is the correct way to configure the firewall to allow Fusion 360 to run correctly. The default directories should not have been changed.

 

You might first try to go to %localappdata%\Autodesk\webdeploy\production (or C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Autodesk\webdeploy\production) and enter both directories that are stored there (their names contain a sequence of letters and numbers). One of them should contain both the file Fusion360.exe and the directory "WIN64". The other contains "FusionLauncher.exe".

 

Have you tried to turn on hidden files and folders on Windows?

 

Please accept as solution if my post resolves your issue, or reply with additional details if the problem persists.

 

Best regards,

Paweł Potyrała
Technical Support Manager

Global Product Support
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Message 3 of 7

Thanks for your reply. I was able to find and add file
"6a0c9611291d45bb9226980209917c3d" successfully through the firewall.

Using the same tree structure as in the above file leads me to the second
file (with an even longer name). However, this is also file folder which
leads to more files. Can you please provide the full file structure tree
to allow me to navigate to the correct second file.

PS: Hidden files are visible.
Message 4 of 7

Hello @s.david.baxter,

 

thanks for getting back to me! The files you are looking for should be located here:

AdCefWebBrowser.exeAdCefWebBrowser.exeFusion360.exeFusion360.exe

Let me know if that helps!

 

Best regards,

Paweł Potyrała
Technical Support Manager

Global Product Support
My Screencasts | Fusion 360 Webinars
Message 5 of 7

I have copied and pasted this file name into a File Manager search of the
C: drive and all sub-directorys but Windows could not find the file. Would
you please confirm this is the correct spelling of the file name?

AdCefWebBrowser.exeFusion360.exe
Message 6 of 7

Hello @s.david.baxter,

 

thanks for the update. The spelling of the name is correct. I can see you accepted the post as solution - have you already found the files? I am curious to know where they were hidden. Thanks!

 

Best regards,

Paweł Potyrała
Technical Support Manager

Global Product Support
My Screencasts | Fusion 360 Webinars
Message 7 of 7

Yes I did find them, what was missing from the original communication was
the Win64 directory. Once I had that the rest was easy and now Fusion can
bypass the firewall. Will this make a difference in performance or
stability?

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