Registry Home > Windows > Start Menu and Taskbar > Documents and Folders

Hide Start Menu Subfolders (All Windows)
This setting can be used to hide any custom sub-folders from being shown in the top section of the Start Menu and therefore only displaying direct file shortcuts.

Show Cascading My Pictures Folder (Windows 2000/Me/XP)
This setting causes the "My Pictures" folder on the Start Menu to act as a cascading folder.

Change the Number of Recent Documents Displayed (Windows 2000/Me/XP) Popular
This setting is used to specify the number of documents and files that are kept in the recent documents section of the Start menu.

Clear Recent Documents When Windows Exits (All Windows) Popular
This restriction will clear the list of recent documents on the Start Menu when Windows exits.

Show Cascading My Documents Folder (Windows 2000/Me/XP)
This tweak makes the 'My Documents' folder on the Start Menu into a cascading folder, which then give you direct access to sub-folders without having to open the main 'My Documents' directory first.

Show Cascading Printers Folder (Windows 2000/Me/XP)
This tweak controls whether the 'Printers' sub-folder under 'Settings' on the Start Menu, is displayed as a cascading folder.

Show Cascading Control Panel Items (Windows 2000/Me/XP)
This tweak controls whether the Control Panel is shown as a cascading menu or as a simple folder link on the Start Menu.

Show Cascading Network Connections (Windows 2000/Me/XP)
This tweak makes the 'Network and Dial-up Connections' folder on the Start Menu into a cascading menu instead of a simple folder link.

Expand Special Folder on the Start Menu (All Windows) Popular
Want easy access to the contents of a special folder? With this tip you can add an expanding special folders to the start menu for quick shortcuts to their contents.