Preview pane location

Enabling this policy allows you to set the location of the preview pane in the Desktop Search results. You can also turn off the preview pane. The four options are:- Auto- Right- Bottom- OffYou should consider enabling this policy to turn off the preview pane if your environment does not support Office XP or later. The full preview pane functionality is only available for Office documents in Office XP or later. When this policy is disabled or not configured the preview pane shows automatically to the right of the Desktop Search results and your users can choose the location of the preview pane

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Search


* 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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