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is it possible to hide to prevent a non administrator user from typing a path in windows explorer?

Posted on 2014-10-09
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is there a way in the registry to prevent a user from typing say c:\program files or c:\windows
in the address bar?
if so how can this be done?
Thanks!
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Question by:bbimis
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...but there will still be other ways like portable 3rd Party Explorers (total commander, for example). So this will only be "security by obscurity".
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so there isn't a way for a specific user to prevent it? I'm able to do it system wide.
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MLGPOs can be set for single users and restrict that, yes. But as mentioned, they can be easily circumvented, as they only work for explorer.exe, not for other explorer-like tools like total commander.
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by:bbimis
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here is a working solution for any that are interested.
prevents them from typing anything in address bar but allows administrators to do so.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/87750-run-command-enable-disable.html
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Excuse me, but that is what Gabriel has already linked and I specified (MLGPO). And there was also someone here saying it is circumventable easily, if I remember correctly.
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fix I was looking for
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