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Remove A network cable is unplugged icon from tray
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | Internet | Unrated
Remove A network cable is unplugged icon from tray

Click on Start>Run..., type regedit.exe and click OK. Delete this key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}

Restart to apply the changes. I haven't had any ill effects so far. Make a backup of the key just in case (select the key and click on File>Export...).

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I couln't figure out how to remove the pesky little icon on a locally installed machine and I found this site quickly. This worked like a charm. Thanks for making life easier on a Field Service Technician.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ive been meaning to do this for a while, and it worked perfectly without and problems. Ive got a really nice clean system tray now :)
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works on Windows 2000 SP4 in combination with a bluetooth network connection. Excellent tip. And for those who want to add the icon again (on Windows 2000 that is), add the text below into a file with the .reg extension, for example: "undothis.reg". Then doubleclick on the file. ----------------------- copy-paste the text below into the file ----------------------- Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}] @="Network Connections Tray" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}DefaultIcon] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}InProcServer32] @="C:\WINNT\system32\NETSHELL.dll" "ThreadingModel"="Both"
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by KC4100)
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    13 was fast and easy...Thanks
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Bad side effects
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Just what I wanted! Thanks for restoring my faith in the internet and Google.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nothing happened to my windows Xp Pro
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It provided what I needed. Information on Registry keys/
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    One less useless notification icon
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Knocked out my wireless network adapter.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    destroyed my hard drive! unable to reboot WTF!
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked. Thanks very much. Great to encounter someone on the internet who can write a clear solution without feeling the usual need to hide it in two pages of (alleged) explanation.
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by cybrsavvy@mail2world.com)
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    Tried with no effect XP pro.Any suggestions?
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by x)
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    Better solution that doesn't require editing registry: Remove message in the system tray that the network cable is unplugged. Right click Start and select Properties. On the Taskbar tab, click Hide inactive icons if it's not already checked. Click the Customize button. Scroll down to find the Local Area Connection: network cable is unplugged item (it will only appear here if it has displayed in the past). In the dropdown box that appears when you click the item, select Always Hide. Click OK/Apply and then OK.
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You can simply hide this icon by right clicking and then customising icons
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by maurofelipe)
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    5 for "X"...I didn't mess w/ the register, just followed X's post and it worked perfectly. THANK YOU:)
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    k i didnt make a backup cause i have a registry program but now it doesnt want to reload my old registry is there a reg fix for this for Win xp ? i cant disconnect from the internet once ive connected
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works like a charm ;D
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very simple solution and it appears to have worked nicely in my case. Thanks ....
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thank you to comment number 14!
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by Gor Bismori)
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    I followed your instructions by working on my registry and it worked. When I had a new memory card installed, however, the thing came back. I checked with my registry but the entry was still gone.
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Effect is nice and working but you lose also status windows for connections.
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by olftboy)
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    Had a few issues and wanted to restore on XP. Similar to solution above for Windows 2000. Copy the following to notepad and save as a .reg file instead of .txt, then just double click the resulting file. It will restore your icons if you wish. (((((((START WITH THE FOLLOWING LINE))))))) Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}] @="Network Connections Tray" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}DefaultIcon] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}InProcServer32] @="C:\WINDOWS\system32\NETSHELL.dll" "ThreadingModel"="Both"
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sounds logical if it works it is excellent
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment 13 is exactly what I wanted. Since XP SP3 I have been getting 'a network cable is unplugged' immediately followed by'local area connection is now connected'. These messages appear even during periods of continuous network activity and it has been driving me nuts. I did not want to remove the icon.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by Tyler Durden)
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    Comment # 23 is the cleanest,sometimes the icon will reappear for some reason after restarting the computer, also you ain't messin with the regestry
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by Pete)
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    Thanks, Comment #14. Much safer than a registry hack. And it worked like a charm.
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this advice removes the icon even when plugged!!!..you should change the string from both to plugged maybe but not delete it.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It says everything you need. An explanation of what we are exactly doing would be awesome! Thank you very very much for this!
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by bob811)
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    same problem - Solution posted @ #14 rocks!!
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by Udo)
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    Solution posted by "x" is much better and simpler! Why mess around in the registry if not necessary?
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thank you....
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because its a setting you can find within Windows, duh
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Same problem as commenter #29
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Wiped my HDD, melted my keyboard, my mouse caught fire and made sparks jump from my ext HDD, apart from that no problems!
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    First fix I found that worked! Been banging my head on this for years - Thanks!
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Goes away also if you disable the LAN (or other networking device) in Network Connections ...
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by Chuck)
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    Coment #14 by x. That is the safe,easy,and obvious choice. No reg fixesedits after changing your mind later.It makes you sound all intelligent and all, but going into the registry for newbies is not the best advice when there are other options. Just my 2 cents. Oh, and thanks x, that was simple.
     
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