Right Click on Start

Is there any way to disable the Right click on start to pull up the Explore option in Windows 98?
RobZilla8Asked:
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EvansvCommented:
you can add a shortcut on your desktop to the Explorer.  You will find the explorer icon in the c:\windows directory. (Explorer.exe)

And you will be able to get access to explorer from there instead of the start button
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
My Start-Explore is disabled, but I installed TweakUi from the Window 98 Resource tools/Power toys. Or perhaps you just want to reorganize items on the Start menu, click Start, point to Programs or Favorites, and then drag the item (any folder, program, or shortcut) you want to its new location. Items on submenus can also be rearranged.  Active Desktop makes it possible for you to customize your desktop, launch programs, switch between files, and keep up with the latest world news by integrating the Web and your desktop. With Active Desktop, you can turn Web elements into desktop elements and update them at any time.

Version of IE is helpful to know, since different levels of support by versions.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Please use comments versus answers, especially given that your answer doesn't address the question -- Robzilla8 asked about information that differs from your answer.  Additionally, this question is now locked and less experts will bother to step in and try to help while locked.

Asta
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RobZilla8Author Commented:
We are trying to lock down end user computers.  We do not want them to have access to Explorer from anywhere.
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EvansvCommented:
True sorry I misread the question
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Here's the information that should be the correct answer for your.  Since an answer has been posted, I don't believe that you now have the ability to convert a correct comment to an answer.  However, after rejecting an incorrect answer (if that will be the case), you can ask the correct responder to post an answer for you to then take the next action on and grade.

You can use TweakUI to hide your drives, which in turn then greys out/makes the Explore option in Start menu right-click unavailable.  The link will give more on the reverse of this to reactivate the right-click Explore option from the Start button.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q188/2/09.asp?LNG=ENG&SA=PER

Microsoft Windows 98

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SYMPTOMS
When you right-click the Start button, the Open and Explore commands may be unavailable.



CAUSE
This behavior can occur if you use the TweakUI tool to hide one or more drives.



RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, unhide any hidden drives. To do so, follow these steps:


Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.


Double-click TweakUI.


Click the My Computer tab, and then click any cleared check boxes to select them.


Click Apply, and then click Close.


Restart your computer.



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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
EvansV, just noticed that you are new to E-E, welcome.  Perhaps you just didn't notice the standard protocol, but these guidelines may prove helpful to you.  As a rule, we post comments to allow the person (client) asking the questions the optimum flexibility and exposure to other experts' help and advice.  The questionner can then quickly and easily convert the best comment to the accepted answer.  Here are the Guidelines: (

Guidelines:
1. Act Responsibly
a. When you post a question, follow through by responding to comments and grading answers as soon as possible. Delays crowd the forums and hinder the Q&A process.

b. Please propose an "Answer" only when you are sure it will solve the questioner's problem. It is difficult for experts to find questions in need of answers when members interested in only obtaining points have locked questions.

2. Act Professionally - no spamming, no bad language, no personal conflicts, be respectful, keep your content clean: feel free to notify us of violators.

Hope this helps.  I learned when I first started here much in the same fashion and appreciated the advice.

Asta
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RobZilla8Author Commented:
Although I did find this answer earlier you did answer my question.  But what I was really wanting to find out is there any way to totally disable the right click option.  I guess I will post as another question.  Thanks!
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EvansvCommented:
True sorry I misread the question
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EvansvCommented:
Asta understood and I will use your advice. have a great day
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Evansv;

Please don't be discouraged as I was when I first got the word.  Not my intention, just trying to ensure that the client has optimum exposure to folks to find the right resolution.  That's how I learned.  

Thank you, RobZilla8 for the "b" grade, hopefully next time I can do what it takes to get an "a".  It's not like I can go buy milk or bread with these points, but do want to feel that I've given the most superb help that I can.  Perhaps the next time we interact, I can understand how to make my help to you better.

Asta

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
What else is needed, RobZilla8, to resolve totally? ... or is all resolved, thought not to your ultimate liking?  ... remembering that I don't get to spend these points for bread or mile to feed my daughter, merely volunteer time?

Asta
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Did I say all this?  Sorry, way too many hours on line.  I clearly need a bit of a vacation.  ;O)
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