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3. Network Access Annoyances > MY NETWORK PLACES NEEDS HOUSEKEEPING

MY NETWORK PLACES NEEDS HOUSEKEEPING

CLEAN OUT THE CLUTTER

The Annoyance:

When I open My Network Places, the window is filled with icons for the folders I’ve accessed. In fact, it’s so full of icons that it’s hard to find the folder I need. I access only a few of these folders on a regular basis. Can I delete the rest of them or will doing that make it impossible for me to get to the deleted folders later?

The Fix:

By default, Windows XP and 2000 display an icon for any shared drive or folder you access. The icons are shortcuts to folders, and it’s always safe to delete a shortcut because you’re not deleting the original object (the drive or folder).

If you want to access a shared resource after you have deleted its shortcut, you’ll have to navigate through the network window, starting with View Workgroup Computers or Entire Network. Of course, Windows will once again add a shortcut to My Network Places.


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