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How to Remove or Hide My Documents icon From Start Menu in Windows XP

To remove or hide My Documents icon from start menu you need to change the group policy. To change the group policy to remove or hide My Documents icon from start menu follow the below steps: 

1. click Start button and then click Run to open run dialog box or press windows key + R on the keyboard to open run dialog box 
2. type gpedit.msc and click OK 
3. group policy dialog window opens 
4. expand User Configuration by clicking on the + sign 
5. again expand Administrative Templates by clicking on the + sign 
6. select Start Menu and Taskbar and find “Remove My Documents icon from Start menu” on the right hand side and double click to open it 
7. select radio button against Enabled 
8. click Apply and OK

Once you click OK My Documents icon is removed or hided from Start menu. If you want to get back My Documents icon again do the above six (6) steps and in step seven (7) select radio button against Not Configured and then click OK.