Remove Downloads link from Start Menu

This policy setting allows you to remove the Downloads link from the Start Menu. If you enable this policy setting the Start Menu does not show a link to the Downloads folder. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the Downloads link is available from the Start Menu.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # NoStartMenuDownloads

  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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