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  1.    03 Aug 2017 #20

    Hello

    There's an easier way to hide this network icon in windows explorer, with a reg key (policy), without change any permission in registry :

    For all users :

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum]
    "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000001

    For current user :

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum]
    "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000001

    That's it ! Works under 7/8/8.1 too.
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Aug 2017 at 10:37. Reason: removed link
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  2.    03 Aug 2017 #21
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Tim.

    That option will also remove the "Network" desktop icon, and not just from the navigation pane.

    It just depends if that matters for it to be a problem for some folks or not.
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  3.    18 Oct 2017 #22
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Enterprise

    Unable to save permission changes on ShellFolder


    Hi,

    I have performed this task (removing Network from Windows Explorer navigation) literally hundreds of times in Windows 7. It is even the same registry key, which I have memorized.

    I am attempting this on a new Windows 10 machine I am setting up. I am logged in as the local Administrator, which is my usual process.

    I am at the key in regedit and I cannot change permissions to allow Administrators full control - I get the error "Unable to save permission changes on ShellFolder. Access is denied."

    I am totally stumped as to where to go from here if even the Administrator account cannot change this.

    I thought about trying to take ownership in Advanced, taking it away from SYSTEM, but I am not sure if that will affect anything else down the line.
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  4.    18 Oct 2017 #23
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,643
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Hello ozium, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    That's correct. You will need to take ownership of the "ShellFolder" key as noted in step 4 first before you will be able to change its permissions.
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