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    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
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    13 Sep 2018
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    How to Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10


    Locking your PC protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don't want to sign out or shut down. When you lock the computer, you will be taken to the lock screen by default to dismiss (unlock) and sign in when ready to continue where you left off. Other users can still sign in to their accounts from the sign-in screen.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Lock from the account picture menu on the Start menu for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove Lock in the account picture menu.

    This will not affect users from being able to use other methods to lock the computer.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using Power Options
    • Option Two: Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using a REG file
    • Option Three: Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Four: Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu via Group Policy using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Lock in account picture menu on Start menu
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    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using Power Options

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Power Options icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Choose what the power buttons do link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link at the top. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    5. Do step 6 (on) or step 7 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     6. To Add Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Check the Lock box under Shutdown settings, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below step 7)

    This is the default setting.


     7. To Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Uncheck the Lock box under Shutdown settings, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

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    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlyoutMenuSettings

    ShowLockOption DWORD

    0 = Remove
    1 = Add


    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Lock in Account Picture Menu

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Lock_in_account_picture_menu.reg

    download

     3. To Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Lock_in_account_picture_menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using Local Group Policy Editor


    If enabled of disabled, this option will override and gray out Option One and Option Two.

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Four below to set this policy.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/File Explorer

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    3. In the right pane of File Explorer in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Show lock in the user tile menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (add), step 6 (remove), or step 7 (default) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable Show Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


     7. To Disable Show Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


     8. Default Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

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    8. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu via Group Policy using a REG file


    If enabled of disabled, this option will override and gray out Option One and Option Two.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    ShowLockOption DWORD

    (delete) = default
    1 = Add
    0 = Remove


    1. Do step 2 (add), step 3 (remove), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Show Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Lock_in_account_picture_menu_by_policy.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Show Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_Lock_in_account_picture_menu_by_policy.reg

    download


     4. Default Lock in Account Picture Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_Not_Configured_Lock_in_account_picture_menu_policy.reg

    download


    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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       1 Week Ago #1

    Tutorial updated to add Option 3 and 4 for group policy options.
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