How remove "My Network Places" from Win Explorer?

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When I open Win Explorer there's a folder called "My Network Places"
that I never use. I have a stand alone XP Pro PC so I don't need it.

If I right click on it and select delete it disappears but always
returns the next time I open Win Explorer.

How can I delete it permanently?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Right click any where on the desktop
    Select 'Properties'
    Select 'Desktop' tab
    Push the 'Customize Desktop...' button
    Remove the check mark from 'My Network Places'


    "Zarbol Tsar" <zarbol@tsar.net> wrote in message
    news:95B7DA5249BA851D7E@130.133.1.4...
    > When I open Win Explorer there's a folder called "My Network Places"
    > that I never use. I have a stand alone XP Pro PC so I don't need it.
    >
    > If I right click on it and select delete it disappears but always
    > returns the next time I open Win Explorer.
    >
    > How can I delete it permanently?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Zarbol,

    It's possible with a registry edit. Open Registry Editor and navigate to:

    [HKCR\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder]

    ----
    Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.
    See method 2 here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm
    ----

    In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Attributes

    Double-click Attributes and assign it's data "20180000"

    Restart Windows.

    To undo the changes, delete the Attributes value.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Zarbol Tsar" <zarbol@tsar.net> wrote in message news:95B7DA5249BA851D7E@130.133.1.4...
    When I open Win Explorer there's a folder called "My Network Places"
    that I never use. I have a stand alone XP Pro PC so I don't need it.

    If I right click on it and select delete it disappears but always
    returns the next time I open Win Explorer.

    How can I delete it permanently?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    I can't find that key. I'm using XP Home.


    In the last exciting episode on Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:57:40 +0530,
    "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote:

    |Zarbol,
    |
    |It's possible with a registry edit. Open Registry Editor and navigate to:
    |
    |[HKCR\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder]
    |
    |----
    |Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.
    |See method 2 here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm
    |----
    |
    |In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Attributes
    |
    |Double-click Attributes and assign it's data "20180000"
    |
    |Restart Windows.
    |
    |To undo the changes, delete the Attributes value.

    <*((((><{
    Fishy@Ocean.Net
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Don't have XP Home installed here at the moment, in the meantime try the
    edit on line 356:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "Fishy" <<*(((({_~_~_~_@ocean.net> wrote in message
    news:pvqcr0heov29l3kr0lhimg238qgkkaonqh@4ax.com...
    >I can't find that key. I'm using XP Home.
    >
    >
    >
    > In the last exciting episode on Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:57:40 +0530,
    > "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote:
    >
    > |Zarbol,
    > |
    > |It's possible with a registry edit. Open Registry Editor and navigate to:
    > |
    > |[HKCR\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder]
    > |
    > |----
    > |Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.
    > |See method 2 here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm
    > |----
    > |
    > |In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Attributes
    > |
    > |Double-click Attributes and assign it's data "20180000"
    > |
    > |Restart Windows.
    > |
    > |To undo the changes, delete the Attributes value.
    >
    > <*((((><{
    > Fishy@Ocean.Net
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Modification needed for a line in that REG:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\shell]
    "Attributes"=dword:20180000

    should be:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:20180000

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message news:OLTv0nO3EHA.1300@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    Don't have XP Home installed here at the moment, in the meantime try the
    edit on line 356:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "Fishy" <<*(((({_~_~_~_@ocean.net> wrote in message
    news:pvqcr0heov29l3kr0lhimg238qgkkaonqh@4ax.com...
    >I can't find that key. I'm using XP Home.
    >
    >
    >
    > In the last exciting episode on Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:57:40 +0530,
    > "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote:
    >
    > |Zarbol,
    > |
    > |It's possible with a registry edit. Open Registry Editor and navigate to:
    > |
    > |[HKCR\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder]
    > |
    > |----
    > |Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.
    > |See method 2 here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm
    > |----
    > |
    > |In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Attributes
    > |
    > |Double-click Attributes and assign it's data "20180000"
    > |
    > |Restart Windows.
    > |
    > |To undo the changes, delete the Attributes value.
    >
    > <*((((><{
    > Fishy@Ocean.Net
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On 07 Dec 2004, Ramesh [MVP] wrote:

    > Zarbol,
    >
    > It's possible with a registry edit. Open Registry Editor and
    > navigate to:
    >
    > [HKCR\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder]


    I use XP Pro. I have three long "strings" similar the one in your
    example.

    Presumably there is one of these strings for each user.

    How can I tell which is which?

    >
    > ----
    > Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.
    > See method 2 here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm
    > ----
    >
    > In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Attributes
    >
    > Double-click Attributes and assign it's data "20180000"
    >
    > Restart Windows.
    >
    > To undo the changes, delete the Attributes value.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On 08 Dec 2004, Ramesh [MVP] wrote:

    > Modification needed for a line in that REG:
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\s
    > hell] "Attributes"=dword:20180000
    >
    > should be:
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\S
    > hellFolder] "Attributes"=dword:20180000


    Do you mean that Kelly's REG fix is wrong?
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    The CLSID is UNIQUE.

    Once in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID

    Do a search for this CLSID
    "{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"

    Hint: In the right-pane, (default) value will read "My Network Places".

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Zarbol Tsar" <zarbol@tsar.net> wrote in message news:95BA9C072A50F51D7E@130.133.1.4...
    On 07 Dec 2004, Ramesh [MVP] wrote:

    > Zarbol,
    >
    > It's possible with a registry edit. Open Registry Editor and
    > navigate to:
    >
    > [HKCR\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder]


    I use XP Pro. I have three long "strings" similar the one in your
    example.

    Presumably there is one of these strings for each user.

    How can I tell which is which?

    >
    > ----
    > Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.
    > See method 2 here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm
    > ----
    >
    > In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Attributes
    >
    > Double-click Attributes and assign it's data "20180000"
    >
    > Restart Windows.
    >
    > To undo the changes, delete the Attributes value.
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    > On 08 Dec 2004, Ramesh [MVP] wrote:
    >
    >> Modification needed for a line in that REG:
    >>
    >> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\s
    >> hell] "Attributes"=dword:20180000
    >>
    >> should be:
    >>
    >> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\S
    >> hellFolder] "Attributes"=dword:20180000


    On 09 Dec 2004, Zarbol Tsar wrote:
    >
    > Do you mean that Kelly's REG fix is wrong?


    BUMP! :-)

    Do you mean that Kelly's REG fix is wrong?
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Zarbol.

    I told the steps required to hide MN Places manually. You never acknowledged that?? BUMP! BUMP!

    If you've missed it, check here:
    news:utB6YXC3EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Zarbol Tsar" <zarbol@tsar.net> wrote in message news:95BDF235BA78C51D7E@130.133.1.4...
    > On 08 Dec 2004, Ramesh [MVP] wrote:
    >
    >> Modification needed for a line in that REG:
    >>
    >> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\s
    >> hell] "Attributes"=dword:20180000
    >>
    >> should be:
    >>
    >> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\S
    >> hellFolder] "Attributes"=dword:20180000


    On 09 Dec 2004, Zarbol Tsar wrote:
    >
    > Do you mean that Kelly's REG fix is wrong?


    BUMP! :-)

    Do you mean that Kelly's REG fix is wrong?
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