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clean shared network folder

Hi,

When click on the browse in map network drive, there are a lot of folder history, some of them dont even exist, is there a way to clean them out?  thanks
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JAN PAKULACommented:
-- To clear the history, you'll need to modify the registry. Here's the procedure:
Start the registry editor "regedit.exe."
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Map Network Drive MRU.
Delete the letters in the right window. Also delete the entry MRUList. The MRUList contains the order in which the entries appear in the drop-down box in Explorer in reverse order. For example, the list "edcab" would show the entry associated with drive letter E at the top, then drive D, then drive C, and so on.
Close the registry editor.
You do not need to reboot or log off; the changes take effect immediately.

JAN MA CCNA
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
very strange, it is empty in there..thanks
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JAN PAKULACommented:
try that

 HKEY_USERS\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Map Network Drive MRU
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
sorry about that, there is no Map Network Drive MRU under the link you posted...thanks
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JAN PAKULACommented:
Between  HKEY_USERS and Software you will have to choose users sid (long number corresponding with user profile)
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
ok,  checked all the sid, I only found one sid has something (two values) under Map Network Drive MRU.   Not sure where else I should look..thx
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urzicaCommented:
What OS are you using?
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
XP..thx
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urzicaCommented:
Well janpakula's solution should work, but since it doesn't I'd simply try using CCleaner. Download it here:

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

And try to check as many checkboxes as possible (except for "Wipe free space"). It does a very good job, and maybe that will work for you.

Let us know how it goes,
urzica
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
hi, ccleaner was my first try, when click on My Network Places, all "old" drive are still there..thx
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urzicaCommented:
mcrmg, maybe there's been some confusion about your question. Everyone here thought you're talking about the list of the history of network drives that appear in the drop-down box.

If you mean that there are old network drives that you want to delete, try using this in a command prompt (replace X with the network drive letter you want to delete):

net use X: /delete
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
I am sorry if I confused everyone.  Yes, I am talking about  the list of the history of network drives that appear in the drop-down box.  When you click on My Network Places, you see a list of the history drive you connected/accessed before.  (not sure if this make sense)  thx
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urzicaCommented:
OK my bad, I thought you might be referring to something else.

Anyway, the correct registry key is what janpakula already mentioned. The only thing I can think about is maybe there's an additional key.

Try searching the registry for a string from one of the old network drives that still appear in the list. Let's say one of the old drives is called "oldnet", so you search the registry for "oldnet" and see if something comes up.

Regards,
urzica
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