Cascading Network Connections items inside the Start menu (All Users).

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This setting enables you to control the display of Network Connections item either as cascade menu or as a folder link inside Start menu.
Level: Recommended For Novice Users
Cascade menu makes the items behave like menus with submenus instead of just opening the related folder. With this setting, you can make the network connections display its items in cascade menu rather than opening a folder link. For this, go to start > run, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a string value cascadenetworkconnections, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value to yes which can show network connections items as a cascade menu. However, if you want to show folder display back, change the value data to no or delete the value. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. Note: these settings will have no effect if you use the new (2-panel) display of the start menu in windows. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to <b> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\]</b> , right-click in the open area to create a String Value with the name "CascadeNetworkConnections" in "Advanced" key.
Next, right-click on "CascadeNetworkConnections" and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value User "Yes" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: CascadeNetworkConnections
  • Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
  • Enabled Value: Yes
  • Disabled Value: No
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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