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Items displayed in Places Bar

Configures the list of items displayed in the Places Bar in the Windows File/Open dialog. If enable this setting you can specify from 1 to 5 items to be displayed in the Places Bar. The valid items you may display in the Places Bar are:1) Shortcuts to a local folders — (ex. C: -> Windows)2) Shortcuts to remote folders — ( -> -> server -> share)3) FTP folders 4) web folders 5) Common Shell folders. The list of Common Shell Folders that may be specified:Desktop Recent Places Documents Pictures Music Recently Changed Attachments and Saved Searches. If you disable or do not configure this setting the default list of items will be displayed in the Places Bar. Note: In Windows Vista this policy setting applies only to applications that are using the Windows XP common dialog box style. This policy setting does not apply to the new Windows Vista common dialog box style.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> comdlg32 -> Placesbar # Place0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> comdlg32 -> Placesbar # Place1 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> comdlg32 -> Placesbar # Place2 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> comdlg32 -> Placesbar # Place3 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> comdlg32 -> Placesbar # Place4

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer -> Common Open File Dialog

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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