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 inĀ  My Computer.

To hide an icon under Other in My Computer:

1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideMyComputerIcons

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.



Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish