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Hide My Pictures from the Start menu (Current User)

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

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
My Pictures stores images, graphics and digital photos. This setting also removes the corresponding checkboxes from the Start menu customization CPL.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, create a DWORD value “NoStartMenuMyPictures”, if this value does not exist. Then right-click on “NoStartMenuMyPictures” and modify the value data with “1” to hide and “0” to show it. It is default value also.

After restart or logoff, changes take effect.

Hide My Pictures from the Start menu.reg

The ".reg" file can hide "My Pictures" from the Start Menu.

Show My Pictures from the Start menu (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can show "My Pictures" in the Start Menu.

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

The "My Pictures" option is not visible in the 'Start' menu after the changes have been made in the registry.

The "My Pictures" option is visible in the 'Start' menu.

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

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "NoSMMyPictures".

Third, right-click on the 'NoSMMyPictures' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

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

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