+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Windows Thread, Disable access to unmapped network drives in Technical; Windows Xp & 7 I would like to restrict access to network drives by Windows Search. When i make a ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    81
    Thank Post
    23
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Disable access to unmapped network drives

    Windows Xp & 7

    I would like to restrict access to network drives by Windows Search.

    When i make a search and select 'Computer', the mapped drives are also taken into account, which i do not want.

    Note that i know the content is not being indexed, and i double checked that this is not allowed. however, i don't want that a local search ends up looking on the network for files. Is there a way to avoid this ?

    On a similar topic, does one know the registry path for the setting "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files" ? This setting makes searching for system files work (nothing else seems to do the trick) and i would like to set it as default.

    thanks in advance

  2. #2

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,345
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,602 Times in 1,278 Posts
    Rep Power
    346
    If your permissions are correct, they may be able to see shares but will be denied access to view its contents.

    The alternative is to re-share/re-map your drives to include $ which'll make them hidden from view.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Disabling access to C: drive
    By lefthandandy in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 8th December 2008, 08:11 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28th September 2008, 01:27 AM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26th November 2007, 07:40 PM
  4. Veritas backup solution to mapped network drive
    By Crackcode in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21st April 2007, 11:03 AM
  5. Staff laptops and access to the C Drive.
    By Jake in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 20th March 2007, 03:44 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •