Summary

In article Hide drives from the Send To menu in Windows XP, we saw how to hide drive-letters from the Send To menu and in Explorer. This article describes how to accomplish the same in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10.

Hide removable drives from Send To

By enabling the NoDrivesInSendToMenu policy, you can hide drive-letters from the Send To menu in Windows Vista and higher, without actually hiding the drives in Windows Explorer environment.

NOTE: To automate the following, you may use the nodrivesinsendto.reg file available for download from the Attachments section below. Download and save the file to Desktop, right-click on the file and choose Merge. There is an undo file provided also.

Manual registry edit

  • Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
  • Navigate to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
\Explorer

If the above branch does not exist by default, create it manually.

  • Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named NoDrivesInSendToMenu
  • Double-click NoDrivesInSendToMenu and set its value data to 1
  • Exit Registry Editor.

Screenshots


Fig 1: Drive-letters displayed in the Send To menu


Fig 2: Drive-letters hidden in the Send To menu

This registry edit works in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10.