Prevent deletion of items in Start Menu via Group Policy?

I want to prevent users from deleting files that appear in the start menu on some locked-down Windows 7 installations.
Right now if a user navigates to the start menu (an essential activity for them) and hover the mouse over a particular PDF in a sub-menu (they don't have right click), they can hit the delete key and move the file to the recycle bin.  I want to prevent this behavior, yet am not seeing this as an option in GP.  Suggestions?  What else do you need to know?  Thank you.
nosliwde99Asked:
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
You can't do that
I don't think this is possible out of the box, because start menu is part of user profile where user has got permissions to files and folders in his profile \ desktop
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nosliwde99Author Commented:
Hmmmm.   Thanks for the input.  I have the sense that there has got to be some method.  I'm open to exploring ideas beyond Group Policy if I have to (third party software).
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McKnifeCommented:
You can modify the ACLs to the start menu as you can with any file or folder.
Standard users have write/delete permissions on their personal part of the start menu only - normally, you would not want to take those away because if users cannot write there, then so called recently-used-lists would not populate, they would stop working. So you need to be careful with what you are doing.

Let me link instructions: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/image_thumb58.png is a picture of the location in group policy where you can add file and folder restrictions
The personal part of the start menu is %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
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McKnifeCommented:
It should be obvious that http:#a40245537 solved this. ACLs mentioned stop deletion by restricted users.
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