|Search for Network Folders and Printers (All Windows)|
Category: Home > Network > Servers
This setting controls whether Windows should automatically attempt to locate available file shares and printers by crawling the local network.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called 'NoNetCrawling' using the settings below.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\|
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = Search Enabled, 1 = Search Disabled)
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: April 4, 2002