+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Windows Thread, Hiding My Documents from the Desktop but not the drives inside in Technical; Guys and Gals We wish to remove the My Computer icon from the desktop along with everything else, we have ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    76
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Hiding My Documents from the Desktop but not the drives inside

    Guys and Gals

    We wish to remove the My Computer icon from the desktop along with everything else, we have redirected desktops which are read only and can place what we need on there, but we need to give access to the mapped drives and usb sicks etc, ive hidden a b and c.

    We have set the hide drives policy to Restrict A b and C Only
    We have set the Hide My Computer from the desktop

    We have placed a shortcut to My Computer in the Redirected Start Menu, but as soon as you hide My dComputer from the desktop it hides everything within it, so when the users click the shortcut on the start menu, the My Computers is empty unless you click Folders, which is one step too far for Young users.

    How can i remove the My Computer icon but still be able to browse My Computer and it show Drives D and Above.

    We know the mappings are working, as we temp placed run back and we could browse the mapped drives.


    Any pointers

    Cheers

    S

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    76
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Well i managed to dig it out, so heres the info and an ADM for those who are having the same problems:

    CLASS USER

    CATEGORY "Windows Components"
    CATEGORY "Windows Explorer"
    POLICY "Hide the My Computer Icon Without Hiding Drives"
    KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explore r\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu"
    VALUENAME "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"
    VALUEON NUMERIC 1
    VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
    END POLICY

    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Hiding mapped drives paths (Home folders)
    By bewlay51 in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14th May 2012, 01:56 PM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11th October 2009, 11:56 PM
  3. Placing the My Documents on Desktop via GPO or Script
    By ninjabeaver in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29th August 2009, 12:14 AM
  4. Stop pupils hiding documents
    By timbo343 in forum Windows
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 19th November 2008, 09:53 PM
  5. Hiding executables in documents!
    By itwasntme in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 1st July 2008, 12:34 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •