JSI Tip 5997. How do I hide icons in Windows XP's 'My Computer'?

Windows XP provides a special method for hiding icons under Other in  My Computer.

To hide an icon under Other in My Computer:

1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:


2. For each My Computer icon that you wish to hide, Add a Value Name of the Class ID, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\\{Class ID\}, as a REG_DWORD data type, and set the data value to 1.

3. Use View / Refresh to see the effect of your change.

NOTE: You can use the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key instead of HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

NOTE: See tip 5976 and links for some of the common Class IDs.

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