Deleting phantom items from network places in windows 7 Tags: LAN Windows 7 Windows XP Networking Last response: July 3, 2011 1:03 AM in Networking Share djkidrich June 14, 2011 4:29:25 PM Hello, I am seeing old entries of phantom folders in My Network Places in Windows 7. In XP you could just delete them, but there is no selection for this in Windows 7. Does anyone know how to delete them? Thanks More about : deleting phantom items network places windows | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove SR-71 Blackbird Windows 7 Authority June 14, 2011 4:34:24 PM Are you running any type of security on your computer! | Report abuse djkidrich June 14, 2011 4:39:32 PM No, besides Norton Internet Security... | Report abuse SR-71 Blackbird Windows 7 Authority June 14, 2011 4:41:01 PM What are these folders labeled? | Report abuse Related ressources My Network Places in WinXP - Forum Windows 7 - Unidentified Network - Forum Help with windows 7 deleting / renaming/ moving files - Forum Network Places - Forum Please review my build before I start ordering items . - Forum Ask the community Publish djkidrich June 14, 2011 4:44:16 PM They are labeled what I used to call them Area, they don't exist anymore but they are still showing up in my Network Places and I don't have an option to delete them... | Report abuse SR-71 Blackbird Windows 7 Authority June 14, 2011 5:06:59 PM Are the folders empty? | Report abuse djkidrich June 14, 2011 5:19:43 PM I can't access them, I get an error message when I do, because they don't exist... | Report abuse CompTIA_Rep June 16, 2011 9:02:04 PM check here in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User | Report abuse djkidrich June 26, 2011 12:56:19 AM CompTIA_Rep said:check here in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Thanks but how will checking this help me? | Report abuse djkidrich July 3, 2011 1:03:21 AM Any ideas? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Networking>Deleting phantom items from network places in windows 7> Related ressources: ForumHow remove "My Network Places " from Win Explorer? ForumWindows 7 Unidentified Network Terror Returns [Help meeeee] ForumAutomatic mirror / backups to external hard drive on wireless network ? ForumLog on with phantom user ForumPhantom removable drives ForumWindows 7 "Unidentified Network " ForumCan't move bookmark.htm or .txt items from XP to 7 ? ForumOrganize application info 3 places Favorites, My Documents.. ForumGaming PC - Are These Compatible Forumdeleting file whose path is already too long ForumWindows 7 Hangs on Welcome Screen ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !