To remove and hide the Network icon from Windows 10 File Explorer, do the following:
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: See how to jump to the desired Registry key with one click.
You need to take ownership of this key as described HERE or using the RegOwnershipEx app (recommended).
- Set the value data of the DWORD value Attributes to b0940064.
- If you are running a 64-bit operating system, repeat the steps above for the following Registry key:
- Restart Windows 10.
- Open the File Explorer app. The Network icon will disappear from the File Explorer navigation pane:
That’s it. To restore the Network icon, set the Attributes value data to b0040064.