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Add "Hide/Show My Computer" in Network Icon Context Menu

Hide and show your computer inside the network in just two clicks.


Now, you will learn how to do it manually and automatic by using Winbubble.

Ever wonder why and how these entries are being made? Read this first: Customizing Context Menu

Next, Read this: UnlockMe! Hide your computer in the Network

How to add these entries?

1. From Command Elevation Template, use: net config server /hidden:
2. The seventh line should be like this:

objApp.shellExecute "cmd.exe", " /c net config server /hidden:" & chr(34) & strArg & chr(34), , "runas", 1

If don't want to commit a mistake, just Download the Vb Script file. Right-Click > Save Link/Target As

3. Open WinBubbles > Miscellaneous Tab > Click the Windows Explorer (All Files) Button > Type any name e.g. Hide My Computer > Click the Browse Button > type *.vbs or simply *.*, locate and Click the VB Script File to set the Path.

Name: Hide My Computer

Command: wscript "Path" yes

Example: wscript "C:\Downloaded\WinBubble 1.76\Tools\hidecomp.vbs" yes

Finally, Edit the Command Field by adding wscript, qoutes in the path and yes > Click the Add Button. That's it!

4. To Add the "Show My Computer" Context Menu, Please repeat the #3 procedure and use the settings below:

Name: Show My Computer

Command: wscript "Path" no

Example: wscript "C:\Downloaded\WinBubble 1.76\Tools\hidecomp.vbs" no

Finally, Edit the Command Field by adding Space plus "no" > Click the Add Button. Enjoy!

For Windows XP, .Net Framework is Needed.

Download WinBubbles

1. Open "Notepad.exe" and paste this:

Net config server /hidden:yes

2. Save the file as "Hide.bat"

3. Repeat the steps in #1 and use this:

Net config server /hidden:no

4. Save the file as "Show.bat"

5. Open WinBubble > miscellaneous tab > Click the "Network" button > type "Hide My Computer" or any in the name > Click the browse button and locate "Hide.Bat"

Note: If you want to backup first, click the Backup button...

Name: Hide My Computer
command: [path of Hide.bat]

Click the Add button...

6. To Add "Show my Computer", repeat the steps in #5 and use the the file "Show.Bat".

Name: Show My Computer
command: [path of Show.bat]

Lastly, Click the Add button... That's it!!!


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