Solved

How to remove a favorite folder in Internet Explorer using GPO

Posted on 2016-07-18
5
76 Views
Last Modified: 2016-07-18
An existing GPO was deleted which had a few corp links under it.
Now We managed to removed the links through another GPO but we found that the folder remains behind.

So how do remove a favorite folder in Internet Explorer using GPO
Capture.JPG
0
Comment
Question by:IT-BW
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Dustin Saunders
ID: 41717426
I believe I answered your other question on how to create a favorite-- the process for deleting a favorite is the same.  Just add in the path you want to DELETE and choose 'Delete' as the action.

So for example, in the 'Name' here instead of 'test2' use 'BeeWee_Links'
deleteFav_ee.png
0
 

Author Comment

by:IT-BW
ID: 41717476
Hi Dustin - Already tried that and also as a file system object ....but the folder stays ... any other ideas
thanks
url.jpg
0
 

Author Comment

by:IT-BW
ID: 41717480
based on the pic u shared - seems it was an existing gpo from which you are doing delete.
in this case the an admin deleted the gpo and all the links were left behind.
I have managed to remove all the links using the delete - as per your pic - and now I am left behind with an empty folder
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Dustin Saunders earned 500 total points
ID: 41717497
You can delete folders with GPO why use that to get rid of the folder from Favorites:

In GPO under User ConfigurationPreferences > Windows SettingsFolders

Do the delete as attached.
deleteFav_ee2.png
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:IT-BW
ID: 41717581
worked !!!
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Synchronize a new Active Directory domain with an existing Office 365 tenant
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question