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Hide “My Computer” in new Start menu.

This tweak can control the display of “My Computer” in new Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Every user on a computer has some files and folders of personal use. The “My Documents” folder is the users’ personal folder where he normally saves all his documents, pictures, music and other personal files. If more than one user account is created on the computer, Windows creates the “My Documents” folder for each account.

To avoid the display of “My Computer” in new Start menu, apply 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 “Start_ShowMyComputer”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “0” which can hide “My Computer” item from the new Start menu. However, if you want to show the item back, change the value data to “1” or delete the value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
This setting will have no effect if you use the Classic Start menu display in Windows.

Hide My Computer in Start Menu.reg

The '.reg' file can hide "My Computer" icon from the 'Start Menu'.

Show My Computer in Start Menu (Default).Reg

The '.reg' file can show "My Computer" icon in the 'Start Menu' by default.

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

'My Computer' item is hidden from the new Start Menu display.

'My Computer' item is visible in the new Start menu by default.

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

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\] and create a new key as "Advanced".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\] and create a new 'DWORD value' as "Start_ShowMyComputer".

Right Click on "Start_ShowMyComputer " and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as "0" and click 'OK' to hide 'My Computer' icon from the new Start Menu.

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