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Hide “My Pictures” in new Start menu.

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

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Generally, “My Pictures” folder is found inside “My Documents” folder, and can be used to store pictures. The “My Pictures” folder may offer a variety of options for viewing and managing your digital photos, like slide show view of the photos, sharing these photos, printing them etc. Windows creates the “My Pictures” folder for all user accounts created on your computer.

To avoid the display of “My Pictures” 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_ShowMyPics”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “0” which can hide “My Pictures” 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 Pictures in Start Menu.reg

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

Show My Pictures in Start Menu (Default).Reg

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

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

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

'My Pictures' 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"

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

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

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

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