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    map network drives

    <img src=/S/chatter.gif border=0 alt=chatter width=38 height=16> Is there any way to clear the "autocomplete" dropdown list from the "map network drive" dialogue: mine has a number of computers which no longer exist or have been renamed. Knowledgebase lists a solution for Win2000 but this does not appear to be appropriate for WinME as the registry entry does not exist.

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    Re: map network drives

    Can you down-arrow to select a non-existing computer and hit delete? (A lot of auto-complete entries are simply cleared that way.)

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    Re: map network drives

    Thanks Leif... but sad <img src=/S/disappointed.gif border=0 alt=disappointed width=15 height=15> it does nothing on my system.... Any other ideas anyone?

    Cheers Richard

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    Re: map network drives

    Are you sure that they are previously browsed/typed entries, or is the OS suggesting them? I believe that's part of the "inline autocomplete" function in IE, actually - I know it can be disabled in WinXP using TweakUI for XP, but I don't have a ME system to play with.
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    Re: map network drives

    Hi Richard

    I don't know if this will help, but here's a quote from Windows Millennium Edition: The Complete Reference:

    "If you want to 'unmap' a drive, you can do so by disconnecting it: right-click the drive in Windows Explorer and choose Disconnect from the shortcut menu. The drive remains accessible through My Network Places, but a drive letter is no longer mapped to it. (To make a drive inaccessible even through My Network Places, you must disable sharing from the computer that owns the resource.)"

    Good luck!!!!

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    Re: map network drives

    Thanks: I don't really need to unmap a drive, as I don't do much on and off of drives of fixed computers where that might be useful. Rather, with my laptop, when mapping a drive, the drop down list gives a list of 6 non-existent computer names... What I'm wondering is how that list can be got rid of. Not that this is important, mind you, but it just annoys me.

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    Re: map network drives

    Do the computes show up in My network places? If so, try deleting them there. If not & you are comfortable with the registry search for the computer name(s) using regedit. You could probably just delete the keys but may need to investigate more before doing so. As usual, with the registry edit at your own peril.

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    Re: map network drives

    Does TweakUIs Paranoia > "Clear network connection history at Login" do what you want?

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    Re: map network drives

    Yes! That did it. Thanks Stuart: takes a guy with a great beard!

    And thanks too to Joe: but I tried searching the registry for the drive names listed in the list, but couldn't find them... I also tried searching through ini files and other stuff, but no fruit there either. I don't know where windows hides that information.

    Thanks again to all. Cheers Richard

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