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DLNA Media Servers - Add or Remove in Windows 8 This PC


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DLNA Media Servers - Add or Remove in Windows 8 This PC
This tutorial will show you how to remove all DLNA media servers under Network locations in This PC for all users on the PC in Windows 8 and 8.1.
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How to Add or Remove DLNA Media Servers from This PC in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to remove all DLNA media servers under Network locations in This PC for all users on the PC in Windows 8 and 8.1.
How to Add or Remove DLNA Media Servers from This PC in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) media servers that display under Network locations in your Computer (Windows 8/RT) or This PC (Windows 8.1/RT 8.1) are from PCs in your network or Homegroup that allowed your PC to access and play their shared media.

This tutorial will show you how to remove all DLNA media servers under Network locations in This PC for all users on the PC in Windows 8 and 8.1.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
This does not affect other network locations and devices listed under Network locations in This PC. For example, mapped drives.


If you remove DLNA media servers in This PC, you will still be able to see them in your Network folder like below.

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EXAMPLE: DLNA media servers in This PC

This-PC_Network_Locations_Media_Servers.png

This-PC_Network_Locations_Media_Servers_Removed.jpg



Here's How:

1. If you have not already, you will need to do this step first, before moving on to step 2 below.
A) Press the :winkey: + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK.​
B) If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.​
C) In Registry Editor, change the owner (step 3 in Option Four at link) of the {289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA} registry key at the locations below to the Administrators group, and set permissions (step 4 in Option Two at link) for Administrators to have full control. (see screenshots below)​

(32-bit and 64-bit Windows)
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA}
(64-bit Windows only)
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA}
D) When finished, close Registry Editor.​
Registry_Editor_DLNA_Media_Servers.png
Registry_Editor_DLNA_Media_Servers-2.png


2. Do step 3, 4, 5, or 6 below for what you would like to do for your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8 or 8.1.


3. To Add DLNA Media Servers to This PC in 32-bit Windows 8 and 8.1
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​
32-bit_Add_DLNA_Media_Servers.reg
download

4. To Remove DLNA Media Servers from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8 and 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​
32-bit_Remove_DLNA_Media_Servers.reg
download

5. To Add DLNA Media Servers to This PC in 64-bit Windows 8 and 8.1
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​
64-bit_Add_DLNA_Media_Servers.reg
download

6. To Remove DLNA Media Servers from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8 and 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​
64-bit_Remove_DLNA_Media_Servers.reg
download

7. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

8. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

9. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

10. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Hi Shawn,

This actually relates to Windows 10 but I guess it follows same principle as Windows 8.

I had a few DLNA servers (originating from the user accounts on my other desktop) showing up on my laptop under network location. At the time, I right clicked some of these and selected to remove the device. Which made them disappear from the network locations. My intention at the time but I now want to restore these.

The difference to the tutorial is I didn't completely suppress the feature via the process above. As I had left some DLNA servers alone and they still show (such as from our windows 7 laptop). How do I go about adding the missing ones back in?

Thanks,
Wayne
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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Everything is already allowed. Those DLNA devices still appear in media player but not under Network locations. Some are there, but others are not because I right clicked and selected Remove unfortunately. How can I get them back?
 

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I'm not certain either, but that would be a good question to post in the Network & Sharing forum area.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone