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Do not allow locations on removable drives to be added to libraries

This policy setting configures whether or not locations on removable drives can be added to libraries. If you enable this policy setting locations on removable drives cannot be added to libraries. In addition locations on removable drives cannot be indexed. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting locations on removable drives can be added to libraries. In addition locations on removable drives can be indexed.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Search # DisableRemovableDriveIndexing

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Search

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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