Hiding the Shared Documents Shortcuts

If you don’t make use of the Shared Documents folder in Windows XP, you can remove the shortcuts that appear within Windows. It just requires a registry change. Only the shortcuts are removed, the folder will still remain at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents.

To remove the Shared Documents shortcuts, create the following registry key:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Key: Software\\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoSharedDocuments

DWORD Value: 1

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Eric Geier is an author of many wireless networking and computing books including Home Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (Wiley 2008) and 100 Things You Need to Know about Upgrading to Windows Vista (Que 2007).

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