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Display the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu.

This setting can show the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently hidden.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
“Favorites” is a menu in Internet Explorer that is used to store Web pages bookmarked by the user. The Web pages are saved to have a quick access at a later time. The “Favorites” menu can be accessed from Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer and Start menu.

Generally, the “Favorites” item does not appear on the Start menu. But, if you want to display it in your simple Start menu or Classic Start menu, you have this registry setting.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “StartMenuFavorites”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can show the “Favorites” folder in the Start menu. However, if you want to hide the folder back, change the value to “0”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Favorites available in StartMenu.reg

The '.reg' file can show Favorites in Start menu.

Favorites hidden in StartMenu (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can hide Favorites in Start menu by default.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Start menu folder 'Favorites' is visible.

Start menu folder 'Favorites' is hidden by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\] Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "StartMenuFavorites" in "Advanced" key.

Next, right-click on "StartMenuFavorites" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Clear the computer names searched on a network.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting allows you to clear the names of all computers that were passed as arguments while searching a computer on the network.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For Current User).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Clear the recently accessed documents list.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to delete the documents in "Recent Documents" folder.

Clear history of recently accessed entries on logoff.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to clear the recently accessed documents list on Start Menu as well as the Internet Explorer URL history, when you log off your system.

 
 
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