How do I hide the Shredder icon?
The Group Policy setting Enable Shredder can be used to prevent a user from using the shredder. Attempts to use the Shredding process will be blocked.
If you use client version 4.8.0 or later the Shredder icon will only appear on the desktop once the user has activated and the Group Policy option Enable Shredder is enabled.
With clients prior to version 4.8.0 the policy does not stop the Shredder icon from being shown on the desktop.
Please see this article for details on modifying the Group Policy settings: KB251 - How do I modify group policy?
With clients prior to version 4.8.0, it was not possible to hide the Shredder without manual modifications.
Since client version 4.8.0, the Shredder icon is only shown on the desktop once the user has activated their licence.
Manually disabling the Shredder interface
If you are unable to upgrade to a newer client (v4.8.0 or later), it is possible to manually disable the icon from appearing as detailed below.
If you wish to hide the shredder desktop icon and shredder functionality for all users then this can be achieved by disabling the Shredder on the systems manually.
The process will affect all users of the modified workstation.
This setting will persist, but upgrading to a new client release will revert the change and it will need to be re-applied.
For 32 bit systems:
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