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    GPP: Remove Ease of Access folder from the Start Menu

    I thought this would be simple, however I'm struggling.

    We've always done our Start Menu using startup scripts and robocopy. It works, but it's not very high tech.
    We're moving to Windows 7 this summer and I'm looking to use GPP to sculpt the Users Start Menu to meet my needs.

    I've made most of the changes I need by removing unwanted items using either Shortcut or Folder Preferences.
    However I'm struggling with this one last item.
    I do not want Ease of Access in the Start Menu (C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Win dows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Ease of Access).
    Obviously I could script to remove it, however the defeats the object!

    I've tried deleting or hiding the folder using GPP Folder Preferences but it does nothing. It works fine on other folders in the same location, so the path and setup is fine.
    When I try to hide it using GPP it will create a second "Ease of Access" folder and hide that one instead!

    It's as if it's isn't actually called that!

    Any suggestions?

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    Have you tried removing it from this location?

    C:\Users\Default User\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Accessibility

    If its not in the default user location it might not re-create?

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    Goto Start Menu - Run - CMD and click OK. If you can't run a Command Prompt, goto
    Start Menu - All Programs - Accessories and Right-Click Command Prompt and Run as Administrator. Type or paste the following code into the Command Window
    cacls %windir%\system32\utilman.exe /C /D Everyone and hit Enter
    You will be prompted with a Y/N just type yes and hit Enter and close the Command Prompt

    To enable it back open your Command Prompt and Type or Paste the following code into it hit Enter
    cacls %windir%system32\utilman.exe /E /G "Everyone":R

    There is a way of removing it from the logon screen but involves editing the authui.dll (I can supply details if required)

    Sorry I can't remember where I got this info from to give credit to the auther, but I use this method.

    Cheers
    Mike

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    Deleting from the Default User worked. I don't know why I didn't think of trying there first. There are so many different areas where Win7 stores stuff now it's hard to think straight sometimes.

    Thanks for the second piece of info. I already knew about this, however it was removing the Shortcuts I was having problems with. The shortcuts didn't work, I just wanted to remove them to keep it tidy.

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