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Remove Shared Documents from My Computer
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 2 | Rating:
Remove Shared Documents from My Computer

Removing the Shared Documents folders from My Computer can be done without editing the registry on Windows XP Professional.

1. Go the the Start menu, and click on Run.
2. Type gpedit.msc
3. Now go to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and click on Windows Explorer.
4. In here, you'll see the option Remove Shared Documents from My Computer. Double click on that, tick Enabled, and click OK. And that's all.


Windows XP Home doesn't come with the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), so a registry tweak is inevitable.  This also works on XP Pro.

1) Open Regedit
2) Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
3) Right-click in the white area in the right pane, select New and pick "DWORD Value"
4) Name it NoSharedDocuments
5) Give it a value of 1
6) Reboot (or log off and log back in)

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    fast and exact. thanks. Jim
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Blood great
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The first fix using gpedit doesn't work in xp media centre edition even though gpedit does open the necessary dialog
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Concise.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    tooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooood
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanq bro...............
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because it worked perfectly!
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    so easy to do based on yr clean n easy english with no hard hi-tech buzz words
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cool.
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    So easy, thanks.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    dossent get eny better than this! :)
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Its wrong. The value is set to 1 and "SharedDocs" is still being shared.
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    First class
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Everything is not correct.... RedFlame...
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by krishna kumar aaayadav)
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    Whatever answer i got from u, it was very very unerstandable & easy to imlement.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    safe thx mate thums up!!
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    perfect exactly what i wanted and straight to the point
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    excellent
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nice
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very good job..thx
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked just fine!
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    great, thanks a lot. now i dont have that stupid folder anymore!
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't work.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Registry hack method works but can work too well on some systems. On mine (XP Pro) it's also hidden my own documents folder as well -- LOL. (And, yes, I edited the Registry exactly as per instructions). Couldn't use Policy Editor method 'cos Windows Explorer wasn't listed under Templates->Windows Components.
     
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