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How to Remove the Documents Command on the Start Menu

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NOTE: The information in this article applies to Internet Explorer 5 or 5.5 users only if the Windows Desktop Update component is installed. This component is installed with Windows 98 or can be installed with Internet Explorer 4. For information about adding or removing the Windows Desktop Update component, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
165695 ( ) How to Add or Remove Windows Desktop Update
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.

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This article describes how to remove the Documents command on the Start menu from a computer on which Internet Explorer version 4.0, 4.01, 4.01 Service Pack 1, 5, 5.5 or Windows 98 is installed.

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WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it. If you are running Windows NT, you should also update your Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).

To remove the Documents command on the Start menu, use Registry Editor to add a Dword entry named NoRecentDocsMenu with a hexadecimal value of 1 to the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ Explorer

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Article Info
Article ID : 181342
Revision : 6
Created on : 6/5/2007
Published on : 6/5/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 441