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Allow the use of remote paths in file shortcut icons



This policy setting determines whether remote paths can be used for file shortcut (. lnk file) icons. If you enable this policy setting file shortcut icons are allowed to be obtained from remote paths. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting file shortcut icons that use remote paths are prevented from being displayed. Note: Allowing the use of remote paths in file shortcut icons can expose users’ computers to security risks.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # EnableShellShortcutIconRemotePath

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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