Data type


Default value


0 | 1



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 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. Folders appear on both sections of the Start menu.


The policy is enabled. No folders appear on the top section of the Start menu. If a user adds a folder to the Start Menu directory in the user profile, the folder appears 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 Group 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.

Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry.

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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 .