Remove Search button from Windows Explorer

Removes the Search button from the Windows Explorer toolbar.

This setting removes the Search button from the Standard Buttons toolbar that appears in Windows Explorer and other programs that use the Windows Explorer window, such as My Computer and Network Locations.

It does not remove the Search button or affect any search features of Internet browser windows, such as the Internet Explorer window.

This setting does not affect the Search items on the Windows Explorer context menu or on the Start menu. To remove Search from the Start menu, use the "Remove Search menu from Start menu" setting (in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar). To hide all context menus, use the "Remove Windows Explorer's default context menu" setting.


Supported on: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 only
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoShellSearchButton
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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