How to remove a favorite folder in Internet Explorer using GPO

Posted on 2016-07-18
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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
Question by:IT-BW
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by:Dustin Saunders
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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'

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ID: 41717476
Hi Dustin - Already tried that and also as a file system object ....but the folder stays ... any other ideas

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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
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Dustin Saunders earned 2000 total points
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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.

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worked !!!

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