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Clear history from the Map Network Drives folder list

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Is there a way in Windows XP and 2000 to clear the folders drop list in the Map Network Drives folder list when you are mapping drive letters.  I have tried using the clear list button in the Customize Start Menu area in XP and 2000 and this did not work.

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Delete the registry key:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Map Network Drive MRU

Note that this is a per user setting.
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by:Andrew Weppner
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That seems to do the trick sj!! Thanks.

However, I do not want to have the person do this manually using regedit if possible.  Is there a utility such as a tweak tool that can do this in Win 2k? If you can I will up the point for you to 200.

If not I will see what can be done and give you the 150 points.

For some extra points sj is there some listing of the registry to help find these little gems??

andy
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I have this great book called "Windows XP Registry Guide" by Jerry Honeycutt (Microsoft Press).  It's a great book and I recommend it.

To remove the reg key in WinXP use reg.exe.  I can't recall if it is included with Win2000 or not, but it should work anyway.  I've also seen .reg files which can be imported with regedit which can delete keys.  I think you need to prefix the key name with a "-", but I can't recall for sure.
To use reg.exe, wrap the following command line up in a batch file and run it:

reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Map Network Drive MRU" /f

You can also delete reg keys through VBScript if you like using the WSHell.RegDelete method.
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