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.
Files, Folders, and File Types
These next few settings deal with file types, which affect files, folders, Desktop icons, and other objects.
Add Delete and Rename to the Recycle Bin's context menu
70 01 00 20for Delete and Rename, or
20for Rename only (the default is 40 01 00 20). Then, right-click the Recycle Bin and select Rename or Delete.
Hide all Desktop icons
Create a binary value called
NoDesktopand set it to
00to hide all Desktop icons. Delete the
NoDesktopvalue to restore the Desktop icons.
Redirect the My Computer icon
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).
Get rid of the Shared Documents folder