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Customize Start menu using registry key settings

Start menu settings can be configured using registry keys. These registry can be found in the path HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced

The registry values under this node are listed below in detail.

To add My computer icon to Start Menu:
 Set the registry value Start_ShowMyComputer to 1. If this is set to 0 My computer won’t be displayed in Start menu.

To add My Documents to Start Menu:
Set the value of Start_ShowMyDocs to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want My documents to be displayed in Start menu.

To add My Music to Start Menu:
Set the value of Start_ShowMyMusic to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want My Music to be displayed in Start menu.

To add My Pictures to Start Menu:
Set the value of Start_ShowMyPics to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want My Pictures to be displayed in Start menu.

To add My Network Places to Start Menu:
Set the value of Start_ShowNetPlaces to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want My Network Places to be displayed in Start menu.

To add Recent Documents link to Start Menu:
 Set the value of Start_ShowRecentDocs to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want Recent documents to be displayed in Start menu.

 To add Run button to Start Menu:
Set the value of Start_ShowRun to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want Run button to be displayed in Start menu.

 To add Search button to Start Menu:
Set the value of Start_ShowSearch to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want search button to be displayed in Start menu.

To add Administrator tools to Start Menu:
Set the value of StartMenuAdminTools to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want Administrator tools to be displayed in Start menu.

To add Control Panel to Start Menu:
Set the value of Start_ShowControlPanel to 1. Set it to 0 if you don’t want Control Panel to be displayed in Start menu.

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  • Anonymous March 4, 2011, 7:00 am

    Can we add My downloads link to start menu?

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