Disable File Access from Internet Explorer
Posted on 2003-10-25
If you search the Internet you will find a so called registry tip: "Disable Access to File URLs in Internet Explorer". This does work when writing for example "C:\" in address bar. But if you open a webpage that has a link to C:\ ( <a href="C://">link</a> ) or a frame that loads C:\, the restriction does not work any more. Also you can browse the disk by opening "Folders" options from Explorer bar, right clicking on C and selecting "Open". How to fix this "bug"?!
How do you totally disable access to the hard disk from Internet Explorer (at least the link and frame access and the Folders access - i'm not talking about disabling the browse dialogs too because that is another story). I've seen a security program do this ... whenever you tried to browse any part of a drive, no matter what "trick" you used, it would close the Internet Explorer window. Oh! And ONE MORE thing: Can anybody explain to me what happens when Internet Explorer is used to browse a drive or a directory or something, because in this case Internet Explorer seems to "morph" into the normal Explorer (explorer.exe) program (i think there is a link between Explorer.exe and Iexplore.exe, but i
don't know for sure). Can you use this to make a program that detects when Internet Explorer "morphs" and close it? Or what can you do about it?
ANY HELP ON THIS MATTER IS WELCOMED!