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

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

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
“Favorites” is a menu in Internet Explorer that is used to store webpages bookmarked by the user. The webpages 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 it is displayed in your simple Start menu or Classic Start menu, you have the option to remove it from the list.

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

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can remove the “Favorites” folder from the start menu. However, if you want to get the folder back into the Start menu, change the value to “0”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
The “Favorites” item is removed only from the Start menu. It still appears in Windows Explorer and in Internet Explorer.

Hide Favorites Menu.reg

The ".reg" file can hide the "Favorites" folder from the Start menu.

Show Favorites Menu (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can unhide the "Favorites" folder from the Start menu.

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

The "Favorites" folder is removed from the 'Start' menu.

The "Favorites" folder 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key and right-click in the open area to create a new DWORD value "NoFavoritesMenu".

Third, right-click on the "NoFavoritesMenu" DWORD Value and click on 'Modify'.

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

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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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.

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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