Removing entries from explorer network discovery/address bar?


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    Removing entries from explorer network discovery/address bar?


    So i've done my best to track this stuff down in the registry but its prolific enough that I dont want to break anything by doing it via that route.

    Best I can tell - these entries are related to virtual machines in which I had set up sharing with or connected to my host from within at some point. I likely still have the VM's but dont regularly use them and would prefer to at least know how to clear the explorer address bar/list of the unsightly clutter.

    I blurred out some of the uuid which is likely irrelevant anyhow, but i dont know enough to say one way or the other.

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  3. Posts : 681
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    hello, and thank you for the reply. Unfortunately those dont prevent them from showing up. After clearing all frequent/recent items a simple \\ in the address bar repopulates with all the SSDP/WDP paths
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    Hello @klepp0906,

    There was a thread a while back that approached this subject. After quite a while I think I have found something similar that might also apply to File Explorer for you here . . .

    > Run command history

    I hope this helps.
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    Hi again, I ran through all of the aforementioned again for posterity. Also did a few ccleaner passes including the non-default "other explorer MRUs" just in case.

    Went into fsmgt.msc and nothing is showing up.

    Being discovered or added from somewhere either automagically or not being removed. Appreciate the suggestions nonetheless.

    I was torn whether or not to place this in the general section or the networking section, glad I chose here as it seems to be above the "usual" and directly related to Simple Network Management Protocol and WS-Discovery which are above my head.
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