Automatic Search for Network Shares
On Windows ME, you can view the
shared resources on other systems in the network
by browsing in "My Network Places",
"Entire Network", then your
then the "<computer-name>"
and finally it displays the shared resources
(shared disk-drives/folders and shared printers):
For small network of up to 10 systems, Windows ME offers a faster
method, internally called
When I installed my Windows ME system, it was deactivated.
I was told that it was activated on other systems.
This new feature can be controlled via the registry entry:
If this Registry key-value is missing or its value is 0, then
this feature is active.
( to deactivate this feature, set the
value to 1, you may have first to create the key as a DWORD-value
With this feature active and if there are less than 10 systems on
the network, your Windows ME
Explorer will (in the background) search the network to locate
all network shares, which are then
display directly under "My Network Places"