How to Remove the Lock from the Start Menu

If you click on your user name in the Start menu, you will see the “Lock” option.

If you do not want this option, then you can remove it.

In this post, you will see the steps to do it. Here I’m using Windows 10 build 21337. Let’s get started.

Remove Lock option   

You can do this task in three ways. Pick the one you like.

Method #1

Open the Run command. Type Powercfg.cpl and then press the Enter key.

Hit the “Choose what the power buttons do” link on the left sidebar.

Hit “Change settings that are currently unavailable.”

Uncheck the Lock option.

Hit the Save changes button at the bottom.

That’s all.

Note that you can add this option by following the steps above and selecting the Lock option.

Method #2

Type gpedit.msc in the Run box and then hit the Enter key.

Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer.

Double-click on “Show lock in the user tile menu.”

Select Disabled and click OK.

That’s all.

Note: You can add this option by following the steps above and selecting Enabled.

Method #3

Open the Registry Editor. Backup the Registry before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > FlyoutMenuSettings.

Double-click the “ShowLockOption” and provide 0 in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note that you can add this option and all you need to do is change the value from 0 to 1.

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