Disable "Include a folder..." option for Windows 7 Libraries RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys, I want to keep Windows 7 libraries i.e have the default folders included. However I want to stop users from adding folders to the default library locations via "Include a Folder" - when right clicking the properties of a library. I know that we have group policy available to "Turn off Windows Libraries features that rely on indexed file data" also we have the option to "Disable Known Folders"

    {2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E} - Music Library

    {A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104} - Pictures Library

    {491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174} - Videos Library

    I have enabled both of these options however users still have the option to add folders to libraries. Any idea how to configure group policy to stop this from occuring?

    Monday, January 14, 2013 8:35 PM


  • Hi,

    There is no option to disable this feature. If you want to disable it, you have to disable all the Windows explorer context menu.

    See this group policy:

    Disable Windows Explorer's default context menu

    If you enable this policy, menus do not appear when you right-click the desktop or when you right-click the items in Windows Explorer. This policy does not prevent users from using other methods to issue commands available on the shortcut menus.

    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Monday, January 21, 2013 7:56 AM
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:18 AM