Remove "network locations" from Windows Explorer

  1. gogreen's Avatar
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    Remove "network locations" from Windows Explorer


    How do I remove "Network Locations" from Windows Explorer without turning off my network? I just don't want to view it in Windows Explorer.
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  3. gogreen's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
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    I want to remove it from Windows Explorer--not the navigation pane.
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    It is a shell folder, it is probably, what is being displayed in This PC as well.
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    Hello Art, :)

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to safely remove DNLA media servers from under "Network locations" in This PC, but I haven't found a way to remove all "Network locations" yet without having issues afterwards.

    DLNA Media Servers - Add or Remove in Windows 8 This PC
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    Hi

    not sure if it works for you but I did the opposite lol

    type "Network Shortcuts " ( without quotes ) in explorer adress bar

    then you should see shortcuts of your network devices and get rid of them


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    I create shortcuts to have that ( strangely I didn't have them yet.....)

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  7. gogreen's Avatar
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    Thanks, all, for the suggestions. I think I'm going to leave my "Network Locations" alone. I'm getting a bad feeling about trying this!
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    mykou said:
    Hi

    not sure if it works for you but I did the opposite lol

    type "Network Shortcuts " ( without quotes ) in explorer adress bar

    then you should see shortcuts of your network devices and get rid of them


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    I create shortcuts to have that ( strangely I didn't have them yet.....)

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    Thanks for that! I hated how whenever I accidentally hover over my mostly offline SMB share while dragging files/folders, Windows Explorer would freeze for like a minute. I was reluctant to delete the shortcut altogether (partially because it links to another subnet that doesn't automatically show up in Windows Explorer), but now it's in a more convenient and less bothersome location. Namely the same folder as my Recycle Bin taskbar shortcut. Funny thing is, when I mouseover that same SMB shortcut it doesn't lag at all even though they should expand.

    *Somehow I forgot how easy it was to copy the shortcut from My Computer in the first place... Oh well.
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