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

This setting enables you to hide the “Search” item in the Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
“Search” option lets you to look for stored documents and files & folders, computers on the network, people in address book, websites and permits to work through them. This setting enables you to remove the item from the Start menu.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Explorer” does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a Dword value “NoFind” in the right panel.

Now, right-click and modify its value to “1” which can remove “Search” item. However, if you want to show the item back, change the value data to “0” or delete the added value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Hide Search Item from the Start menu.reg

The '.reg' file can hide Search item from Start menu.

Show Search Item in Start menu.reg

The '.reg' file can show Search item in Start menu.

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

'Search' option is hidden from the Start menu.

'Search' option is visible by default in 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 "NoFind" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoFind" 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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