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Is it possible to remove the shortcut to a users profile from the drop down in the Windows explorer address bar? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a large deployment of Windows 7 machines all managed by group policies.  All users have their Documents redirected to a file server as well as their other key libraries i.e. Music, videos, pictures, downloads, favourites etc - despite this users are continually saving files into their roaming profile.  What I would like to do is, remove the shortcut to a users profile from the windows address bar to try and dissuade users from saving into their profile - please see the image below;

    I can't find any group policy settings to remove this link?

    Hope you can help

    Thanks

    Ash

    Friday, February 12, 2016 1:27 PM

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  • Hi Smasher82

    Just like you, I have not find any group policy settings to implement it yet.  So I think maybe the shortcut can be removed by modifying registry.
    I will use Process Monitor to detect the related registry key and test it. Due to the complex process, it may take some time, I would appreciate it if you could understand that.

    Also, if you find a solution on your own, please share your experience and solution here. It will be very beneficial for other community members who have similar questions.

    Best regards. 


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    Monday, February 15, 2016 10:36 AM
  • Hi Smasher82,

    I have tried to capture the related registry key by using Process Monitor without results. If you find a method to implement it and share it here we would appreciate it very much.

    Best regards.


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    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:14 AM
  • Can anybody else shed any light on this query?

    Thanks


    Ash


    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:55 AM