Remove Windows 10 1809 Start Menu Links to Documents and Pictures Programatically?

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Has anyone been able to find a way to remove the quick links to user profile folders programatically?  It seems like there should be a registry key or some other value that can be changed via Group Policy or otherwise to change the appearance of this area of the Start menu.  I ran ProcMon and found it editing some very obscure key with a long, seemingly random name, but in doing some more testing, by changing the setting from the Settings console, the key keeps getting written to, but the value doesn't seem to change.  It looks like others are looking for the same information as well.  See link below.  

 

https://www.tenforums.com/customization/109941-windows-10-1803-new-configuration-start-menu.html

 

Any information would be helpful.  Thank you!  

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer:

 

NoUserFolderInStartMenu  set to 1

NoRecentDocsMenu set to 1

 

Home this helps!