Each of the following tweaks points to a Registry path, and then describes the value (or values) that need to be modified. If any of the keys or values specified don't exist on your system, simply create them as directed. The topics covered include Files, Folders, and File Types (next), Performance Tweaks, and User Account and Network Settings.
These next few settings deal with file types, which affect files, folders, Desktop icons, and other objects.
Attributes value to
70 01 00
20 for Delete and Rename, or
Rename only (the default is 40 01 00 20). Then, right-click the
Recycle Bin and select Rename or Delete.
Create a binary value called
NoDesktop and set it
00 to hide all Desktop icons. Delete the
NoDesktop value to restore the Desktop icons.
(Default) value to
Open. Then, create a key named
Open, and then another named
Open). Set the
(Default) value to the command line to launch
(such as \Windows\Explorer.exe).