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Delete option in Windows Explorer:  Tools > Synchronize

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Hi,
I would like to delete the option :  Tools > Synchronize in Windows explorer. So, only the Synchronize option.
Any has an idea how to do that?

Cheers!
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Commented:
Hi Schurink,

you cant delete an item that is hardcoded into windows, are you running Active Directory, if so we can play with policies

Cheers!

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Commented:
Hi,
Well i am looking for the registry/policy setting to delete this button. I don't think there is an other way.
I know for example that you can delete the FILE menu in your menu bar by a registry setting. So if anyone knows which one it is......
Commented:
There is no easy way of removing the button, but...

Using NTFS permissions, DENY full control to the users on two files:

Windows\system32\mobsync.exe
Windows\system32\mobsync.dll

That will not remove the button, but it simply won't do anything. Mobsync is the executable responsible for synchronizing files and web sites.

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Commented:
hmmmmm thanks for the reply..... we already figured out how to not make ik work anymore, but we simply would like to remove the d*mn thing ;-)

Any other suggestions?
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sorry mate is the coding...  Rant's answer is probably the best solution you will find

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Commented:
okay, thanks all for replying!
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Commented:
no worries champ    wish there was a complete answer for you but Rant32 gave you a pretty effective work around :)

all the best mate

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Commented:
hmmm it is not the option i needed, but thanks for replying anyway.... cheers.
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