XP Pro and Vista: Remove the Explorer File Menu

Posted March 18, 2006 by William_Wilson in Windows

You may want to restrict your users’ access to the File menu. Here is how it is done.


This is a quick policy to remove the entire File menu under Explorer.

Open the Group Policy Editor:
Go to Start\Run, and type gpedit.msc.

Now, move through the left pane to the following:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\.

To the right, find the key Remove File Menu from Windows Explorer.
Double-click it, and select Enable.

This will remove the File menu from all menus controlled by Explorer alone.

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-William. ยง (marvin_gohan)

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