Hide/Disable Desktop,Documents,etc from the navigation panel in windows 2012 R2


  • Hi,

    I have tried a lot disabling the Desktop ,Document through registry,via GPO but couldn't get succeed. Does any body have an idea of doing it. It would be very grateful if someone has already done and guide me through this.

    Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:18 PM

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  • Hi Cloud,

    Thanks for your post.

    Did you want to hide these icons from Start Manu?

    If yes, you could configure these settings below in GPO.

    Remove Documents icon from Start Menu

    Remove Music icon from Start Menu

    Remove Picture icon from Start Menu

    These setting are in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, May 30, 2016 1:59 AM
  • Hi Jay,

    Thank you for your response.

    Actually, I want to hide the icons from windows navigation pane. As, I don't want users to see the ICONS while they take RD sessions. I just want them to see their local drives and others.

    I tried searching a lot but i am not able to find the actual answer for disabling the icon for windows explorer. I tried through GPO using Registry but was not succeed.

    Do you have any idea regarding this?

    Thank you,


    Monday, May 30, 2016 5:13 AM