How to Hide a Windows XP Computer from Network Neighborhood

If you want to share files from an XP computer but you do not want it
to show up in the Network Neighborhood, follow the steps provided in the following tutorial.


1. Click Start -> Run, and type cmd. Then click OK.

2. In the command prompt box, type the following command:
net config server /hidden:yes

3. Now, your XP computer is hidden in the Network Neighborhood.

 

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24 Responses to “How to Hide a Windows XP Computer from Network Neighborhood”

  1. October 14, 2008 at 8:48 am, sunil said:

    this is the good soluation

    thanx

    pls tell me ever tip send me my email id

    Reply

  2. January 06, 2009 at 4:38 am, Cpeterka said:

    Amd wjat’s the solution for Vista ?

    Reply

    • January 19, 2009 at 11:50 pm, Sam said:

      The above command works fine for me. (Vista Home)

      Reply

    • April 19, 2009 at 8:59 pm, FlapjackMartley said:

      Who cares? Load XP, wait and see if Windows 7 is worth using. If your PC can’t handle XP, sell it on eBay.

      Reply

  3. April 01, 2009 at 2:41 pm, X32-KIR said:

    Windows 7 works with this 2 ^^

    Reply

  4. July 01, 2009 at 2:17 pm, Rizaud said:

    This command is correct. i havn’t try on my network. but thanks. Always do favor for other people. God really like it.

    Reply

  5. November 06, 2009 at 12:09 pm, Anonymous said:

    This Command not Working.

    Reply

  6. April 01, 2010 at 11:01 am, Anonymous said:

    thanks!

    Reply

  7. June 04, 2010 at 1:58 pm, vikash said:

    this is a good solution for hidding a solution

    Thanks
    pls. send me every tips of networking and send me at my email id

    Reply

  8. June 04, 2010 at 2:00 pm, vikash said:

    Pls. send me every tips of networking at my mail id

    vikash

    Reply

  9. September 03, 2010 at 9:53 am, Meelas said:

    most best full

    Reply

  10. September 05, 2010 at 10:19 pm, Cam said:

    does it stay hidden after i shut down?

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    • October 25, 2010 at 6:58 am, Emiliorosamolina said:

      yes it does!!!

      Reply

    • October 25, 2010 at 7:02 am, Emiliorosamolina said:

      yes it does, to make sure when you start the pc, just go to run, cmd and type net config svr and then enter to see the pc status.

      Reply

  11. October 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm, Hillarybush said:

    I use XP Home Edition SP3 and the command does NOT work. When I check back on my router, I’m still visible as a connected participant in my WLAN-environment. Does anybody know why? Thanks a lot

    Reply

  12. October 21, 2010 at 8:58 am, bb said:

    thank u

    this works fine…

    Reply

  13. April 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm, Fred Kingston said:

    BUT HOW DO YOU DO TO UNDO IT ????!

    Reply

    • April 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm, Bob said:

      I’d likew to know also.

      Reply

  14. June 09, 2011 at 5:50 am, Addol said:

    not hidden in my xp.

    Reply

  15. July 05, 2011 at 4:14 am, IT support NYC said:

    I did! But how can I undo this.. ?????

    Reply

    • July 09, 2011 at 7:14 pm, He said:

      erm, maybe
      net config server /hidden:no

      seems obvious really :-)

      Reply

  16. September 20, 2011 at 1:55 am, Me said:

    @Addol it wont be shown as hidden right away, it will take a little while. If it says the command is successful, be patient.

    Reply

  17. February 24, 2012 at 1:49 am, sol emas said:

    net config server /hidden:no

    its not working…

    Reply

  18. September 01, 2012 at 11:29 pm, Nick C said:

    You may have to reset after if it hasn’t changed. Check to see if you typed it right. it just worked net config server /hidden:no

    Reply

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