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Can't hide Administrative Tools from Start screen!

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

    Can't hide Administrative Tools from Start screen!


    I have a Windows 8.1 system with 3 user accounts all with Administrative rights. 'Show administrative tool' setting is at 'No' on all of the user accounts but the tools still show up. I have tried everything from the thread listed below but still can't figure it out.

    Administrative Tools - Hide or Show in Windows 8
    Last edited by S Malik; 10 Jun 2014 at 00:14.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Maliksaad,

    See if signing out and in or restarting the PC may have Administrative Tools hide.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    I have tried both, none of them worked.

    I was able to figure it out. I have R-Wipe&Clean program on my system and that is causing the issue. It was wiping the empty directory of "Administrative Tools" from %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. After that, it picks up the Administrative Tools directory from %CommonAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and starts showing up on the Start screen. I created an empty directory of Administrative Tools into %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and the issue was resolved until I ran that program again.

    I have reported this issue to the developer.
    R-Wipe&Clean 10.3 Build 1958 : Data and privacy protection
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Perfect. Please, let us know what they say.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like, this will help you to restore any missing Administrative Tools shortcuts.

    Administrative Tools - Restore Missing Default Shortcuts
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Can't hide Administrative Tools from Start screen!
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