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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes how to disable the creation of the My Briefcase icon (located on the Windows NT 4.0 desktop) during startup for all new users who log on to a Windows NT-based computer.
NOTE: Changing the following registry entry does not remove the icon from a user's desktop if the user has previously logged on to the Windows NT-based computer.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To disable the automatic creation of the My Briefcase icon:
Article ID: 219297 - Last Review: October 14, 2013 - Revision: 2.1