Explorer – Hide Common Groups


To hide Common Groups in Start menu, use Explorer key
and apply the following registry hack:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key:
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Name:
NoCommonGroups
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

Q182942 –
NoCommonGroups may not function after installing IE4
.

Desktop and Explorer Restrictions Tips:

Desktop icons
hidden

File menu in
Explorer is removed

Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive menu from Explorer
removed

Network
Neighborhood icon removed and prevent network access from Explorer

Common Groups from Start Menu
removed

Find command
removed from Start Menu

Run command removed from Start Menu
Shut Down button removed from
Start Menu

Control
Panel, Printers and My Computer in Explorer hidden and on Start Menu

Taskbar on the Start Menu
hidden

Most Recently
Used entries removed from Run history

Menus do not display upon right
click on Taskbar, Start Button, Clock, or Taskbar icons

Menus do not display upon
right-click of Desktop or Explorer’s Results pane.

Only programs in Restrict
subkey can be run

Remove
Run command from Start menu

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