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Show special folder in shared folders of a remote computer.

When you browse a remote computer on network, you normally see the folders shared on the computer, but to additionally see the Printers folder make changes to the registry settings.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
When you browse a remote computer on network, you normally see the folders shared on the computer, but to additionally see the Printers folder make changes to the registry settings.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path of “{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}” key listed at ordinal position 1. Now, copy the data value of “Default” string. Then, create the sub key “{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}” at the registry path of ordinal position 2, if it does not exists. Finally, paste the copied content to the other string value “Default” at the registry path of ordinal position 3.

However, if you do not need “Scheduled Tasks” special folders, you can simply delete “{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}” from [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\].

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Show the Printers folder in shared folders.reg

The ".reg" file can show the special folder "Printers and Faxes".

Hide the Printers folder in shared folders (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can hide the special folder "Printers and Faxes".

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The special folder "Printers and Faxes" is visible.

The special folder "Printers and Faxes" is not visible.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}] key, and double-click on the "Default" String value.

Third, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\] key, right-click and clcik on "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}".

Fourth, right-click on the "Default" key and click on "Modify".

Finally, paste the copied value in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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