XP: Start Menu Registry Hacks 4 (Scripts Included)

Posted March 3, 2006 by William_Wilson in Windows

To protect yourself against file path modifications and disable icons which point to non-existent installers, use the simple registry modifications provided in this tutorial.


All keys apply to the Start menu.

Key Path for All Keys:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Add keys wanted below path in a .reg file
value 00000001 = 1 for enabled
value 00000000 = 0 for disabled

*I will write all all code with the intention of enabling the feature.
*Nearly all of these changes will require a logoff or reboot to take effect.

Prevent Change of Directory on My Pictures:

"DisableMyPicturesDirChange"=dword:00000001

Prevent Change of Directory on My Music:

"DisableMyMusicDirChange"=dword:00000001

Prevent Change of Directory on My Favorites:

"DisableFavoritesDirChange"=dword:00000001

Prevent Change of Directory on Personal Icons:

"DisablePersonalDirChange"=dword:00000001

Disable Icons Associated with Non-Existent Installers:

"GreyMSIAds"=dword:00000001

Questions/Comments: [email protected]
-William. ยง (marvin_gohan)

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