Don’t save settings at exit

Prevents users from saving certain changes to the desktop. If you enable this setting users can change the desktop but some changes such as the position of open windows or the size and position of the taskbar are not saved when users log off. However shortcuts placed on the desktop are always saved.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoSaveSettings

  2. The Administrative Template path is:



* 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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