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Hide My Documents from the Start Menu (For All Users)

This tweak is used to hide My Documents folder from the Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
My Documents lets us access letters, notes, reports, charts etc. It also stores audio & video, images and web files. This setting removes this folder and also removes corresponding checkbox from the Start menu customization CPL.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the sub key “\Explorer\” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a DWORD value “NoSMMyDocs”, if this value does not exists.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” to hide. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to “0”.

After restart or logoff, changes take effect.

Hide the My Document From Start Menu.reg

The '.reg' file Hide My Documents from the Start Menu (For All Users).

Show the My Document in Start Menu.reg

The '.reg' file Show My Documents from the Start Menu (For All Users).

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

‘My Documents’ folder is hidden from the Start menu.

‘My Documents’ link is visible by default on the Start menu.

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

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\], key and create a new key with the name "Explorer" under "Policies".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoSMMyDocs" in "Explorer" key.

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

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'. Once you are done. Exit from registry. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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

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