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Removing COntrol Panel entries in folder tree?

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September 11, 2004 10:42:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

When I click on the control panel folder onthe left hand saide of
explorer (I have get it set to show a "folder tree") then I see only
these six entries althugh my full control panel has about 30
entries:

administrative tools
fonts
network connections
printers and faxes
scanners and cameras
scheduled tasks

How do I remove one of these six entries?

How do I add a different control panel entry to the six?
September 15, 2004 6:18:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Alex Nichol <alexn.mvpdts@ntlworld.delete.com> wrote:

>>When I click on the control panel folder onthe left hand saide
>>of explorer (I have get it set to show a "folder tree") then I
>>see only these six entries althugh my full control panel has
>>about 30 entries:
>>
>> administrative tools fonts
>> network connections
>> printers and faxes
>> scanners and cameras
>> scheduled tasks
>>
>>How do I remove one of these six entries?
>
> Those are not actually control panel applets in the sense of
> containing sets of related cpl files, but rather direct access
> to various control facilities that are also shown from the full
> panel. For example Fonts - in either place - is really a
> shortcut to the Fonts folder in Windows; Admin tools defines
> which specific .msc file be run. These are inbuilt, and AFAIK
> there is no way to change them, You get at the 'ordinary' CP
> applets if you highlight Control Panel without expanding it
>

I can see that I am not being very clear when I said I wanted to remove
them.

What I want to do is remove the shortcut icons for them from showing up in
the Window Explorer tree view of that the Control Panel folder.
October 3, 2009 6:00:38 AM

lem said:
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Alex Nichol <alexn.mvpdts@ntlworld.delete.com> wrote:

>>When I click on the control panel folder onthe left hand saide
>>of explorer (I have get it set to show a "folder tree") then I
>>see only these six entries althugh my full control panel has
>>about 30 entries:
>>
>> administrative tools fonts
>> network connections
>> printers and faxes
>> scanners and cameras
>> scheduled tasks
>>
>>How do I remove one of these six entries?
>
> Those are not actually control panel applets in the sense of
> containing sets of related cpl files, but rather direct access
> to various control facilities that are also shown from the full
> panel. For example Fonts - in either place - is really a
> shortcut to the Fonts folder in Windows; Admin tools defines
> which specific .msc file be run. These are inbuilt, and AFAIK
> there is no way to change them, You get at the 'ordinary' CP
> applets if you highlight Control Panel without expanding it
>

I can see that I am not being very clear when I said I wanted to remove
them.

What I want to do is remove the shortcut icons for them from showing up in
the Window Explorer tree view of that the Control Panel folder.


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For network connections try this, it works fine in XP:

1. Create a *.reg file - Notepad set to All files (not *.txt)
2. Copy/Paste the content below :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:20180000

3. Save the file with "Hyde_My-Network-Places_in XP-Explorer.reg" for example.
4. Double click on the file and double accept.
5. Restart Windows Explorer

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