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    Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

    Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

    How to Add or Remove Homegroup from Navigation Pane in Windows 7
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    How to Add or Remove Homegroup from Navigation Pane in Windows 7




       Information
    This will show you how to add or remove Homegroup in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane in Windows 7.
       Warning

    • You can only do this while logged into an administrator account.
    • This will affect all user account's on the computer.

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

    Homegroup - 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\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}\ShellFolder
    4. In the left pane of regedit, right click on the ShellFolder key and click on Permissions. (See screenshot below)
    Homegroup - 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)
    Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-step-b.jpg
    6. In the right pane of regedit, right click on Attributes and click on Modify. (See screenshot below)
    Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-step-c.jpg
    7. To Add Homegroup to the Navigation Pane
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Type in b084010c and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-step-d.jpg
    B) Go to step 9.
    8. To Remove Homegroup from the Navigation Pane
    A) Type in b094010c and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-step-e.jpg
    9. If you have 64-bit Windows 7 Installed

       Note
    CREDIT TO: Kookster for this addition.

    To also add or remove Homegroup 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 Homegroup 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\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}\ShellFolder
    B) Repeat steps 4 to 7/8 above.
    10. Close regedit.

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










  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 7
       #1

    Re: How to Add or Remove Homegroup...


    Will this also remove the icon from my desktop? That's all I would care about. All other computers on my home net are XP, so Homegroup is superfluous to me.

    Nick
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  2. Posts : 70,190
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Nick,

    I don't believe it will, but if it does, then you should be able to use this.

    HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 7
       #3

    Do I have to do both, or will the downloaded reg file merge alone work?
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 70,190
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    No, do the one here first to see if it is removed from the desktop first. We can go from there if needed.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 5
    Windows 7,Vista,XP
       #5

    thanx m8, home group and other links were getting really annoying, especially when i opened a small open or save file dialogue, i couldn't see my favorites because the space was taken up by homegroup and libraries
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 70,190
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    You're most welcome Iottt, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 3
    on my laptop: Win7 home premium x64
       #7

    Thanks, Brink! My laptop is my only Win7 computer and the homegroup in the Navigation tab was driving me crazy. This tutorial worked perfectly!
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 70,190
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're most welcome cmhp2111, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #9

    Hello Shawn.


    This is odd in Windows 8, Homegroup goes away but on a reboot it's back.
      My Computer


 
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