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    Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP

    I want to disable automatic search for network printers and folders in my PC running on Windows XP. What should I do for that?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP

    You should first click on the ‘Start’ button and then on ‘Control Panel’ option. Then, you can view the ‘Control Panel’ window on your screen. You should click on ‘Appearance and Themes’ option on that window. After that, you should click on the ‘Folder Options’ option on the right pane of the window. Then, you should click the View tab on the ‘Folder Options’ dialog box. You can then view ‘Advanced Settings’ list on the dialog box. You should locate ‘Automatically Search for Network Folders and Printers’ option from that list and uncheck the check box along with it. After that, you should click on the ‘OK’ button at the bottom of the dialog box. Finally, you should check whether the automatic search is disabled or not.

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    Re: Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP

    follow these steps:

    1.Click START>CONTROL PANEL> APPEARANCE AND THEMES>FOLDER OPTIONS.
    2.Click VIEW TAB.
    3.The ADVANCED SETTINGS list,click clear to AUTOMATICALLY SEARCH FOR NETWORK FOLDERS AND PRINTERS check box.
    4.Click OK.



    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP




    dear friend,

    follow these steps to disable automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP-

    go to the control panel.

    select the category view.

    open the appearance & themes option.

    click on the folder option on the right side of the window.

    click on the view tab on the folder option dialog box.

    select
    Automatically Search for Network Folders and Printers option in advanced settings list.

    uncheck the box located beside the option.

    click on the OK to save changes.

    check whether automatic search has disabled or not.



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    Re: Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP

    >>Automatic search for network and printers It runs a scan after which identifies any newly-shared resources, a printer or a folder that has just been shared.
    >>This feature is very useful as it let you have the information related to the shared resources .
    >>But many of us are on constant move and during our move we connect to various networks.
    >>These networks may have many shared resources but we are not authorised to us them still the search will show these resources which could be quite confussing.


    Here is the method through which you can disable this default function:
    • Click on start.

    • Then open control panel and then click on Appearance and Themes.

    • In the window that appears click on folder options.

    • In the dialog box that appears click on view .

    • Under the Advanced Settings list,uncheck the "Automatically Search for Network Folders and Printers" check box.

    • after that Click OK.The automatic search option gets disabled.

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    Re: Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP

    1.Click START>CONTROL PANEL> APPEARANCE AND THEMES>FOLDER OPTIONS.
    2.Click VIEW TAB.
    3.The ADVANCED SETTINGS list,click clear to AUTOMATICALLY SEARCH FOR NETWORK FOLDERS AND PRINTERS check box.
    4.Click OK.

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    Re: Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP

    There two methods to disable the automatic folders and printers


    ->by changing folder options



    1)Click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and click Folder Options to open the Folder Options dialog box.

    2) Click the View tab.

    3) In the Advanced Settings list, click to clear the Automatically Search for Network Folders and Printers check box.

    4) Click OK.







    -> by changing the registry key


    1)Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    2)Locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    3)Right-click System, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

    4)Type NoNetCrawling, and then press ENTER.

    5)Double-click NoNetCrawling.

    6)In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

    7)Close Registry Editor.

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    Re: Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP

    Go to start

    Control panel

    Appearance and themes

    Folder options

    then you have to click view tab

    then you have to go to advanced settings

    there you have to clear the Automaticall search for folders check box

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    Talking Re: Disabling automatic search for network printers and folders on Windows XP

    ~~ HI ~~


    ~~ Follow the steps to disable it ~~

    ~_~ Go to Start->Control Panel ~_~


    ~_~ Click on
    Folder Options ~_~


    ~_~ Now the folder options window will appears ~_~


    ~_~ Tap on
    view tab ~_~


    ~_~ Unmark
    Automatically Search for Network Folders and Printers under Advanced Settings list ~_~


    ~_~ Finally click on
    Apply and OK ~_~




    ~~ Watch the video below ~~












    ~~ Thank you ~~

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