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Recently on our network here at work a new workgroup, "workgroup", has appeared. I cannot connect to the workgroup to see what it is, i just get "Network path not found".

I would like to know what this is and how to get rid of it if it is just some ghost that was there when i first configured a new computer which initially joined "workgroup".

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If your on wireless and the system is unsecure, it may be someone local to you who may have connected either as they knew you were unsecure or by mistake, this will make their pc appear on your network as a standard network item.
If you have a cable network setup then it may be due to a visitor connecting to your network and your machine has remembered it.
if you want to try to connect to it, then change your workgroup settings and see if you can connect, then you can leave a note on their desktop asking them to clear off. lol
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If your on wireless and the system is unsecure, it may be someone local to you who may have connected either as they knew you were unsecure or by mistake, this will make their pc appear on your network as a standard network item.
If you have a cable network setup then it may be due to a visitor connecting to your network and your machine has remembered it.
if you want to try to connect to it, then change your workgroup settings and see if you can connect, then you can leave a note on their desktop asking them to clear off. lol

It is a cable network. I would think it was just a machine remembering it from when i setup a new computer, however it is not going away. I did actually do what you said and joing the network with another computer to see if i could see any other computers on that network. I only saw myself. I'd like to know how to clear even seeing it, if there is nothing there anymore.
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If you go to my computer and click on my network places, you should see the last files accessed.
If you right click on the folders in the list then delete them it should remove the traces of the workgroup accessed.
Once these folders have gone the workgroup should also dissapear.
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