How to Remove “Burn” Button from Windows Explorer Command Bar in Windows 7?

Windows Vista and 7 come with a new toolbar replacement in Windows Explorer which is called "Command Bar" or "Folder Band". Although it offers some advanced functionality but the most irritating part of this new command bar is the inability to customize it. You can't add or remove buttons from this command bar.

A few months back we posted a detailed tutorial for customizing command bar in Windows 7 Explorer using Registry Editor:

How to Customize Windows Explorer Command Bar (aka Folder Band or Toolbar) in Windows 7

In fact AskVG was the first website to post about this unique guide. We also posted a ready-made registry script to customize command bar:

[Ready-Made Registry Script] Customize Windows Explorer Command Bar (aka Folder Band or Toolbar) in Windows 7

Since the day from posting the above guide, many Windows 7 users have asked us an interesting question many times. How to remove the "Burn" button which is shown in Windows Explorer command bar?


Today in this tutorial, we are going to tell you very simple and easy to use tricks to remove this Burn button.

It can be done in 2 ways:

  • Using Group Policy Editor
  • Using Registry Editor

1st Method: Using Group Policy Editor

1. Type gpedit.msc in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Group Policy Editor.

2. Now go to:

User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer

3. In right-side pane, look for "Remove CD burning features" option.


The option would be set to Not configured. Double-click on it and set it to Enabled.


Apply the changes and it'll immediately remove "Burn" button from Windows Explorer command bar as shown in following screenshot:


4. To restore "Burn" button, set the "Remove CD burning features" option to either Not Configured or Disabled.

Thanks to our reader "TheAslan" for this trick...

2nd Method: Using Registry Editor

Some Windows 7 editions like Home Basic and Home Premium don't come with Group Policy Editor so you can't use the above mentioned method to remove "Burn" button. Although you can enable Group Policy Editor in these editions using following tutorial:

How to Enable "Group Policy Editor" in Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter Editions?

Anyway the same thing can be also done using Registry Editor. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:


3. In right-side pane, create new DWORD NoCDBurning and set its value to 1 as shown in following screenshot:


4. Restart or log off your system and "Burn" button will get removed from Windows Explorer command bar.

5. To restore "Burn" button, you can either remove DWORD or change its value to 0

PS: If you don't want to edit registry manually and want a ready-made registry script to do the task automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it:

Download Registry Script

NOTE: Please keep in mind that this method will also remove the built-in CD burning feature of Windows Explorer and you'll need to use 3rd party software like Nero to burn CD/DVD.


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  • Added GPEdit using the methods explained, set Remove burning features to enabled as explained, Burn button remains.

  • Note that even if you install the GP editor on your Windows 7 Home (as instructed at the link above), it still will not have the "Remove CD burning features" administrative template in it. So, if you want to remove the "Burn" command from your Windows 7 Home, the simplest way is to just do the registry edit.

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