Saturday, July 5, 2008

Delete the Files Stored on This Computer category in the My Computer window

In Windows XP, the My Computer window?s listing is broken down by categories: Hard Disk Drives, Devices with Removable Storage, and so on. One of these categories is Files Stored on This Computer, which appears at the top of the My Computer window. If a user doesn?t need it , you can get rid of it. To do so, go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\ NameSpace\Delegate Folders

Delete the {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c55595fe6b30ee} subkey to remove the category.

1 comment:

Jason404 said...

For years and years, I have been looking for the opposite solution. I never run as Admin (and so I have never ever had malware problems with XP, I just RUNAS a CMD prompt as admin to do admin stuff, drag installers on it to install, and I know the names of all the control panel and MCC snap-ins), but even the folder of the current user is not displayed there when you are not in the admin group. I have never been able to find a solution to this, although it is a minor problem.

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