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Windows 7: "Add Network Place" missing

23 May 2015   #1
gkarasik

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 
"Add Network Place" missing

Hi,

On one of my Win7 Enterprise PCs, the "Add Network Place" entry is missing when I double-click on the Network Neighborhood icon. Anyone have any thoughts?

GaryK


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24 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Open Computer from shortcut or Explorer.

In right pane, do you get the option when right clicking?

I might have misunderstood though, is this what you are trying to get?
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24 May 2015   #3
gkarasik

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Open Computer from shortcut or Explorer.

In right pane, do you get the option when right clicking?

I might have misunderstood though, is this what you are trying to get?
That option is missing in the right pane.
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24 May 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can check (may be better you check these values on a working PC in your environment):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\NetworkLocationWizard
- ShowCount value: 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Channels\Microsoft-Windows-NetworkLocationWizard/Operational
- Enabled value: 1
- Isolated value: 0

There is also:
HKEY_USERS\<User ID>\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\NetworkLocationWizard
- Enabled value: 1

------------

Search resulted in windows - Remove or Disable "Add a Network Location" - Server Fault but I couldn't find the keys in my registry, Win7 Ult 64bit. You can check if these apply also.

See if these help.
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24 May 2015   #5
gkarasik

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You can check (may be better you check these values on a working PC in your environment):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\NetworkLocationWizard
- ShowCount value: 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Channels\Microsoft-Windows-NetworkLocationWizard/Operational
- Enabled value: 1
- Isolated value: 0

There is also:
HKEY_USERS\<User ID>\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\NetworkLocationWizard
- Enabled value: 1

------------

Search resulted in windows - Remove or Disable "Add a Network Location" - Server Fault but I couldn't find the keys in my registry, Win7 Ult 64bit. You can check if these apply also.

See if these help.
Thanks for taking time to respond.

I checked all these reg values on both working and non-working systems and changed the values on the non-working system to match those from the working system. I then restarted the non-working system. Still no entry for "Add Network Place" in the right pane after double-clicking Network Neighborhood.

I also checked "God Mode." Nothing there either.

GaryK
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24 May 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wonder if you are looking at the correct location

Network Neighborhood/Add Network Place are from XP era. I guess you are using those terms out of habit? (There is Network and Add Network Location now). You need to select Computer in explorer then right click empty space on the right pane.

&quot;Add Network Place&quot; missing-add-network-location.jpg

Just wanted to make sure.


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24 May 2015   #7
gkarasik

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I wonder if you are looking at the correct location

Network Neighborhood/Add Network Place are from XP era. I guess you are using those terms out of habit? (There is Network and Add Network Location now). You need to select Computer in explorer then right click empty space on the right pane.

Attachment 360178

Just wanted to make sure.

When I double-click on Network Neighborhood, an Explorer window opens. In the right pane is "Add Network Place" (see attached).

GaryK


Attached Thumbnails
&quot;Add Network Place&quot; missing-addnetplace.jpg  
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24 May 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, did you actually right click empty space in Explorer while Computer is selected, not Network? Can you post a screenshot of that please?

Some searching revealed this - My Network Places in Win 7

See if it helps
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24 May 2015   #9
gkarasik

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Ok, did you actually right click empty space in Explorer while Computer is selected, not Network? Can you post a screenshot of that please?

Some searching revealed this - My Network Places in Win 7

See if it helps
I do have that entry. I will check the URL you've cited.
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