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My Network Places in Windows hangs when you access or delete an item

On a Windows 2003 server which act as a termial server, a user report me that when he access My Network Places and try to access or delete one of the entry listed there, his session hangs there is no option that to kill is session. Note that it can also occurs in Windows XP.

Well, I have looking for a fix for this issue but can’t find something really interesting until I do a simple task: clean all the entries listed there! But how we can acheive this if the computer hangs? Well, just do this:

Clearing Existing Shortcuts from My Network Places

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar & Start Menu.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Clear to remove records of recently used documents, programs, and Web sites.
  4. Click OK.

That’s all!

Some things you want to know about My Network Places. The items listed here are displayed when you access some files one a network share. So if you want your shorcuts back, simply access/open a file on the share on the network.

Computers are listed here when Windows search over the network for some shares also, they disappear when it can’t access them after 48h.

Ref : Ms KB Article

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