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Windows 7: Removing shares from 'Computer' view

11 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Removing shares from 'Computer' view


On Thursday this week I upgraded my XP machine to Windows 7 (actually created a dual-boot system) and generally I find it to be OK. I have one or two gripes but most I'll get used to. However, one thing that does annoy me rather intensely is that ALL shared folders/drives on our home network show up in 'Computer' view in Windows Explorer - all 45 of them. I find this particularly irritating and I've been searching the internet for hours for a way of removing them, all with no success. Perhaps I'm not really sure what search term I should use and I recognise I may well be missing some new feature in Windows 7 that is NOT in XP - but I really don't know what.

So, a question please: is there a way of removing those shares from 'Computer' view, i.e. the top level view where all the drives are shown (My Computer in XP)?

Any help would be most appreciated and if any further info is required then please ask.

Tracey Woodmason

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 Removing shares from 'Computer' view

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