How to Remove “Network” from Windows 7 Explorer’s Navigation Pane

1. Type regedit in RUN or startmenu search box and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:


3. Now you’ll need to change value of "Attributes" DWORD value present in the right-side section. But Windows will not allow you to change its value as you won’t have proper permissions.

To get permissions, first right-click on "ShellFolder" key and select "Permissions".


It’ll open a new window. Select "Administrators" in user list and check "Allow" box given for "Full Control" permission.


Click on OK button to apply the changes.

4. Now double-click on "Attributes" DWORD value given in right-side section and change its value to b0940064

5. That’s it. Log off or restart your system and "Network" will no longer present in Explorer window.

NOTE: If you want to restore "Network" in Navigation pane, simply change value of "Attributes" DWORD to b0040064 using step 4.

One Comment on "How to Remove “Network” from Windows 7 Explorer’s Navigation Pane"

  1. Dave Thomas says:

    In my Windows 7 the key you refer to, in the above, does not exist – was it changed after you wrote the above?

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