How To Clear Path Entries In The Map Network Drive Dialog Box

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The following information is a procedure that will empty the drop down path history from the Map Network Drive dialog box.


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  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe), and find the following entries:
             Network\Persistent Connections\ 
  2. Observe the computer and share names that are preceded by a letter of the alphabet. This is the actual list of shares that appear in the drop down box. The value named order indicates the sorting order of the list.
    Name of the value: a Path: \\<Computer1>\<Share1>
    Name of the value: b Path: \\<Computer2\<Share2>
    Name of the value: c Path: \\<Computer3>\<Share3>
    Order = cba
    SaveConnections = Yes
    The a, b, and c entries are the actual paths listed by the drop down arrow. The Order entry specifies the order in which the a, b, and c etc. entries are listed. To clear the list, delete the a, b, and c etc. and the Order entries, or delete the entire Persistent Connections key. The list could be modified at this point as well, by modifying the Order or a, b, and c etc. values.


Article ID: 168148 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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