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Show special icons in “My Computer”.

This setting enables you to set the icons you want to show in “My Computer” next to your hard drives. It's usually in the group “Other”.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
This setting enables you to set the icons you want to show in “My Computer” next to your hard drives. It's usually in the group “Other”.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, create all or selective keys on the path from the below list, to show the desired special icons in “My Computer”.

Special Icons
Key Value
Network Connections
{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Scheduled Tasks
{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
Mobile Devices
{49BF5420-FA7F-11cf-8011-00A0C90A8F78}
Printers
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

However, if you want to get back to the original state, delete the added keys.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Set visible icons in My Computer.reg

The '.reg' file will show special folders in 'My Computer' section.

Hide visible icons in My Computer (Default).reg

The '.reg' file will hide special folders from 'My Computer' section.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

It can add special folders in "My Computer" section which are visible under the group "Other"

The special folders are removed from "My Computer" section.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\] key, right-click and click on the "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}".

Third, the created key '{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}' for "Network Connections" is visible.

Fourth, right-click on the 'NameSpace' key and click on "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}".

Fifth, the create key '{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}' for "Scheduled Tasks" is visible.

Sixth, right-click on the 'NameSpace' key and click on "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "{49BF5420-FA7F-11cf-8011-00A0C90A8F78}".

Seventh, the created key '{49BF5420-FA7F-11cf-8011-00A0C90A8F78}' for "Mobile Devices" is visible.

Eighth, right-click on the 'NameSpace' key and click on "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}".

Finally, the created key '{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}' for "Printers" is visible.

Hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Modems” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Modems” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Telephony” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Telephony” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon from the current applets group.

 
 
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