Do not search for files

If you enable this policy setting the Start menu search box will not search for files. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the Start menu will search for files unless the user chooses not to do so directly in Control Panel. If you enable this policy a “See more results” / “Search Everywhere” link will not be shown when the user performs a search in the start menu search box.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoSearchFilesInStartMenu

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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