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Show Favorites on the Start Menu (Windows 2000/XP)

This setting controls whether the Favorites folder is shown on the Start Menu.

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Open your registry and find the key mentioned below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named 'StartMenuFavorites'. Modify the value to equal '1' to enable Favorites or '0' to disable them.

Exit your registry and log off for the changes to take effect.

Note: This restriction can be used either on a user by user basis by adding it to HKEY_CURRENT_USER or on a computer wide basis by adding it to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|StartMenuFavoritesREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Value Name: StartMenuFavorites
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 0 = disable, 1 = enabled

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Last modified: May 14, 2002