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Windows 7: How to Remove Windows 7 Sharing Icon

30 May 2010   #1
Darkplanner

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to Remove Windows 7 Sharing Icon

Does anyone know how to remove the little two people icon that appears on the drives when you share them.

I don't like them and am on a network with 2 networks.

Picture Will Tell You What I mean:
http://zhost.tk/u/4d/hdd.png

Tell me if you know how to. I remember I changed a registry entry when I had vista, I know have Win7 and want to know how to get rid of them.

Lots of research and still no solution.


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30 May 2010   #2
kucing13

 

This works with Vista and it might works with Seven
Go to Regedit and make sure you create restore point before applying this

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Network\SharingHandler\
Name : (Default)
Type: REG_SZ
Modify the value and copy this into the value data

"msshrui.dll" for Windows 9x/Me, "ntshrui.dll" for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
After editing the registry, you need to restart your PC.


feel free to ask
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30 May 2010   #3
Darkplanner

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
This works with Vista and it might works with Seven
Go to Regedit and make sure you create restore point before applying this

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Network\SharingHandler\
Name : (Default)
Type: REG_SZ
Modify the value and copy this into the value data

"msshrui.dll" for Windows 9x/Me, "ntshrui.dll" for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
After editing the registry, you need to restart your PC.


feel free to ask
Hey, thanks for responding.

I do remember doing that for Vista but not working in 7. When I went to the key it was already ntshrui.dll

I changed it to empty and still it showed it. (I restarted after each edit)

So now I'm going to go into safemode and try to delete anything pointing to the ntshrui.dll icon. I found a protected one called Sharing and Private Sharing so I'm thinking thats it.

Will let you know results soon.
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30 May 2010   #4
kucing13

 

keep us posted
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30 May 2010   #5
Darkplanner

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It didn't work. The strings are protected.

I feel this has something to do with it:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.Sha re

And others near it like:
Windows.SharePrivate

Theres a icon in there pointing to ntshrui.dll -119
So It might be it.

I get error (icon being the string)

Cannot edit Icon. Error writing the values new content.


Someone help!
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30 May 2010   #6
kucing13

 

if that's the case why you take ownership of it and then edit your reg

Take Ownership
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30 May 2010   #7
Darkplanner

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No luck. Took ownership over the flie and even the whole system32 directory with no luck.
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30 May 2010   #8
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkplanner View Post
No luck. Took ownership over the flie and even the whole system32 directory with no luck.
my,I guess no solution so far for windows 7,I'm sorry. maybe someone might have the answers mate.
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30 May 2010   #9
Darkplanner

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkplanner View Post
No luck. Took ownership over the flie and even the whole system32 directory with no luck.
my,I guess no solution so far for windows 7,I'm sorry. maybe someone might have the answers mate.
Thanks for you time. Hopefully someone else knows how to fix it.

You would think it would be simple.

How about compiling the .dll without the share icon or make it transparent. Would that work?

Theres got to be a way of doing this via registry. Ill wait for more answers.
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30 May 2010   #10
kucing13

 

as long you got the ownership of required dll in this case ntshrui.dll.

You can edit it using Reshack and replace with the original one. I'm just saying but it might be risky.
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