Windows 10, remove Cortana/Search box from task bar via GPO and File Extenstion

JKFrancis 76 Reputation points
2022-03-21T16:11:25.91+00:00

I tried to apply the following Group Policy settings to both User and Computer Configuration through registry settings and it does not work including Cortana search bar removal.

What is with this MS Windows 10 Enterprise product that it is not allowing this to be applied.

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  1. Eleven Yu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 10,706 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-03-31T08:16:06.403+00:00

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your issue to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    From you screenshot, we could not see the value you have set for the registry key.

    Please kindly check if you set as below:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\SearchboxTaskbarMode
    Value data :
    0 : hide
    1 : search icon
    2 : show

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\HideFileExt
    0 = Show
    1 = Hide

    We also suggest that you could disable Cortana totally.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
    “AllowCortana”=dword:00000000

    For your reference:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/af677b8e-f30d-4fbc-a3b7-cd70c001c89f/windows-10-remove-cortanasearch-box-from-task-bar-via-gpo-for-osd?forum=win10itprosetup
    https://appuals.com/remove-cortana-and-web-search-from-windows-10-taskbar/
    https://shebangthedolphins.net/windows_grouppolicy_manage_searchbox.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/62842-hide-show-file-name-extensions-windows-10-a.html

    Best regards,


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