Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Hides all folders on the user-specific (top) section of the Start menu. Other items appear, but folders are hidden.

This entry stores the setting of the Remove user's folders from the Start Menu Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system behaves as though the value is 0.

Value Meaning
0 (or not in registry) The policy is disabled or not configured. Windows 2000 displays folders on both sections of the Start menu.
1 The policy is enabled. No folders appear on the top section of the Start menu. If users add folders to the Start Menu directory in their user profiles, the folders appear in the directory but not on the Start menu.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Remove user's folders from the Start Menu policy (User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Start Menu & Taskbar).

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This entry hides all user-specific folders, not just those associated with redirected folders.

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.