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

    DLNA Media Servers - Add or Remove in Windows 8 This PC
    How to Add or Remove DLNA Media Servers from This PC in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    15 Jun 2014
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    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

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    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 + 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.

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    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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    Windows 10


    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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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wayne, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Allowing the PCs or devices for media streaming should do so.

    Change settings for streaming media in Windows Media Player
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    Windows 10


    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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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not certain either, but that would be a good question to post in the Network & Sharing forum area.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 10


    I prob will do. It's not really that important. Wish I'd never done it but at time I was testing stuff out. I have an issue with me account login that is driving me crazy!!!'

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...1-032c78e1bbdf
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