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Remove “My Network Places” from desktop. (For All Users).

If you install a Windows Network on your PC, Windows will show the “My Network Places” icon on the desktop. This setting enables you to hide this system icon.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
If you install a Windows Network on your PC, Windows will show the “My Network Places” icon on the desktop. This setting enables you to hide this system icon.

If you enable this setting, you can’t use the UNC feature. This has influence on the Explorer, the Run command of the start menu and UNC directories set by the administrator.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “NoNetHood”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can hide the “My Network Places” from desktop. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to “0”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
The name of Network icon on Windows 98/Me is “Network Neighborhood”.

Hide My Network Places from Desktop.reg

The '.reg' file will hide 'My Network Places' icon from the Desktop.

Show My Network Places from Desktop (Desktop).reg

The '.reg' file will show 'My Network Places' icon from the Desktop.

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

'My Network Places' icon is removed from the Desktop.

'My Network Places' icon is visible by default on the Desktop.

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

Second, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] and create a new 'DWORD value' as "NoNetHood".

Right Click on "NoNetHood" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'.

Hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Modems” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Modems” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Telephony” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Telephony” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon from the current applets group.

 
 
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