The Macs that I admin all have Home Shares mapped (via AD - Force UNC path) and are appearing in the dock.

However I need to get rid of the root folder that appears in the sidebar of Finder once the home shares have been connected. Edit This needs to be for 1000+ users.

I have tried looking for the Sidebar Plist in ~/Library/Preferences, no luck.

I have also tried to use the Mysides utility, however it can only see the items in the "Favourites" section.

I am open to any/all soloutions. Thanks in advance

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Finder menu > Prefs or Cmd ⌘ ,

Locations > Connected servers - uncheck.
Unchecking Bonjour computers will prevent them showing when not connected.

  • Hi, I need to do this on a system wide level. Your solution works on a user by user basis, however there are 1000+ users. Thanks any way!
    – Rab
    Jul 17, 2019 at 13:38
  • I hadn't realised you had so many to change. You might have to run a dif to find the defaults - see pawelgrzybek.com/change-macos-user-preferences-via-command-line
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 17, 2019 at 13:58

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