My Network Places

By chocobogo_rct ยท 7 replies
Feb 6, 2003
  1. Is there a way of stopping XP to "kindly" be adding all the shared folder on the LAN under "My network places"
    Files on Craig
    Files on Tim
    Games on Kip
    Music on Kip


    not only does it slow the process down but I dont want all the available shares to be listed there, i use that for FTP access!

  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    No I dont believe you can stop this, but I dont think I quite understand your question. Do you not want the shared folders to be under "My Network Places"?
  3. chocobogo_rct

    chocobogo_rct TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    not particularly as I can access the individuals shares by looking at their computer, we have a network of approx 10 machines all with many shares so i was just wondering if there was a way of telling XP not to list all the available shares
  4. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    If you access each work station one by one through the "My Network", inorder see shared folders in that specific workstation. Is thtat what you want?
  5. chocobogo_rct

    chocobogo_rct TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    no i know how to do that, its just in My Network places i dont want it to list all the available shares on all the available machines! I just want it to show my FTP folders!
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I think he doesn't want this:
    See how it shows the folders I've been to? That is what I believe he wants gone, leaving only ftp.
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    you can delete shortcuts to shares you have accessed which are in network places by highlighting and deleting.
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Registry has some keys that may affect it, like
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ NetworkCrawler \ Objects \ WorkgroupCrawler
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