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Show the “Data Sources (ODBC)” system icon in Control Panel.

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can show the "Data Sources (ODBC)" system icon in the current applets group.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Control Panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the Windows, applications and services environment. If you go to Start > Settings and select Control Panel, Windows will open the Control Panel window. This setting can hide the "Data Sources (ODBC)" system icon from the current applets list displayed in Control Panel.

"Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)" is used to access data from a variety of applications, regardless of which database management systems are handling the data.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter "regedit" and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can delete the string value "odbccp32.cpl" from the "don’t load" sub key, if it exists. Simply deleting the string value can show the system icon "Data Sources (ODBC)" in the Control Panel.

The changes will take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
In the Control Panel window, the "Data Sources (ODBC)" system icon is hidden by default. If you'd like to hide this icon again, you can add the string value name "odbccp32.cpl" in the key listed below and set its Data Value to "No".

Show ODBC in Control Panel.reg

The ‘.reg’ file can display “Data Sources (ODBC)” system icon in Control Panel.

Hide ODBC in Control Panel (Default).reg

The ‘.reg’ file can again hide the “Data Sources (ODBC)” system icon in Control Panel.

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

The system icon "Data Sources (ODBC)" is shown in the Control Panel window.

The system icon "Data Sources (ODBC)" is hidden from the Control Panel item list.

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

Second, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load\ and delete the String Value "odbccp32.cpl" if it already exists by right-clicking in the open area.

Finally, deleting the string value can result in showing the "Data Sources (ODBC)" system icon in the Control Panel window.

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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

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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