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Removing or Adding Items to Your Persistent Connections List (All Windows)

Windows stores the names of previously mapped drives in the registry, this can be a security threat if vulnerable hidden shares are listed. An advantage is that this key can also be used to set default items for list, if for example inexperienced users were required to map common drives, you could store them here.

Open your registry and find the key below depending on your Windows version.

Windows 95, 98 and Me
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network\Persistent]

Windows NT, 2000 and XP
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Network\Persistent Connections]

Listed under this key are all the shares Windows has stored for the current user, simply delete the entries you don't want to store or add new ones by adding a new string value, and name it by incrementing the alpha values already in the list. Set the data to equal the drive share you wish to add.

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Last modified: March 26, 2002