Data type


Default value


0 | 1



Removes the Documents menu from the Start menu.

By default, the system saves a shortcut to each of the non-program files the user opened most recently, and it displays the shortcuts on the Documents menu. The shortcuts let the user easily review and restart recently used documents.

This entry stores the setting of the Remove Documents menu from Start Menu Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes this entry from the registry, and the system behaves as though the value is 0.



0 (or not in the registry)

The policy is disabled or not configured. The Documents menu appears on the Start menu.


The policy is enabled. The Documents menu does not appear on the Start menu.

You can use the Remove Documents menu from Start Menu policy, in coordination with the Do not keep history of recently opened documents Group Policy ( NoRecentDocsHistory ) and the Clear history of recently opened documents Group Policy ( ClearRecentDocsOnExit ), to manage access to recently opened files.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Remove Documents menu from Start Menu Group Policy (User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Start Menu & Taskbar).

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Group Policy Reference.

For general information about Group Policy, see Windows 2000 Server Help or Windows 2000 Professional Help.

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

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