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Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

How to Add or Remove "Network" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
Published by Brink
17 Nov 2009
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How to Add or Remove "Network" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane



information   Information
This will show you how to add or remove Network in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane in Windows 7.
warning   Warning
  • You can only do this while logged into an administrator account.
  • This will affect all user account's on the computer.
  • This will also add or remove the default Network desktop icon as well.

EXAMPLE: Network in Navigation Pane
NOTE: This is the Network group added (default) (left screenshot below) and removed (right screenshot below) from the Navigation Pane.
Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-default.jpgNetwork - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-removed.jpg


Here's How:
1. Open the Start Menu and type regedit.exe in the search line, then press enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

3. In Regedit, go to the location below: (See screenshot below step 4)
Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder
4. In the left pane of regedit, right click on the ShellFolder key and click on Permissions. (See screenshot below)
Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-step-.jpg
5. At the top, select the Administrators group. At the bottom, check the Allow box to the right of Full Control and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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6. In the right pane of regedit, right click on Attributes and click on Modify. (See screenshot below)
Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-step-c.jpg
7. To Add Network to the Navigation Pane
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Type in b0040064 and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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B) Go to step 9.
8. To Remove Network from the Navigation Pane
A) Type in b0940064 and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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9. If you have 64-bit Windows 7 Installed
Note   Note
CREDIT TO: Kookster for this addition.

To also add or remove Network from the "Open" and "Save as" type windows as well in 64-bit Windows 7, you will also need to do this step.

If you have a 32-bit Windows 7 installed, then skip this step since doing steps 1 to 7/8 will add or remove Network from the "Open" and "Save as" type windows as well.
A) In Regedit, go to the location below:

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder
B) Repeat steps 4 to 7/8 above.
10. Close regedit.

11. Restart the computer to fully apply.
That's it,
Shawn





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16 Dec 2009   #1
claytoncarney

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
 
 

Excellent, thanks for the tip! Is there a way to remove Control Panel from the Navigation Pane? There seems to be a tutorial for everything but that...

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16 Dec 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Clayton,

I'll get on that tonight for you, but for now, unchecking the Show all folders option in the Navigation Pane will remove it. I'll post back with a link for it when done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, it didn't take as long as I thought for me to find the correct CLSID key for it. Here it is.

Control Panel - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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05 Feb 2013   #4
sanchea

win 7 32 bit
 
 

Shawn,

Hi this works great. But how do I put this registry code on a script so I can send it over the network to all my windows 7 machines? Any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2013   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sanchea, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's something I'll have to look at to see if there may be a way. I'll post back if I come up with a way to.
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13 Feb 2013   #6
CrimsonTide15X

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Remove Network and Libraries from "Open" and "Save to" type windows.

remove Network from the "Open" and "Save as" type windows as well in 64-bit Windows 7,

I am unable to find the value F02C1A0Detc under the CLSID folder in the regitry string below.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder

Likewise, I am also unable to find the { 031E4825etc} string value below from removing the Libraries icon from the "Open" and "Save to" type windows as well. Any help is greatly appreciated!

9. If you have 64-bit Windows 7 Installed
Note
To also add or remove Libraries from the "Open" and "Save as" type windows as well in 64-bit Windows 7, you will also need to do this step.

If you have a 32-bit Windows 7 installed, then skip this step since doing steps 1 to 7/8 will add or remove Libraries from the "Open" and "Save as" type windows as well.

A) In Regedit, go to the location below:

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\S
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello CrimsonTide, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post back with screenshots of your registry showing where these locations should be at to see if it may help ID what the issue may be.

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Step 9 in your post is not for this tutorial though. It's for Libraries instead of Network.
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14 Feb 2013   #8
CrimsonTide15X

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
ReRemove Network and Libraries from "Open" and "Save to" type windows.

Hello CrimsonTide, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post back with screenshots of your registry showing where these locations should be at to see if it may help ID what the issue may be.

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Sorry, thought I remembered to to include them. Here is the registry for Network location.


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14 Feb 2013   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Wow, you have a very large portion of your registry missing at that location.

This is on a 64-bit Windows 7, and not a 32-bit?
System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
Is it like that in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID location as well?

Did you run some sort of registry cleaning program or something that may have deleted them?
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