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How do I prevent an administrator account from adding favorites to Internet Explorer? I tried making the Favorites folder read only but it still adds the website

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  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Apr 01, 2011

    I do not see Internet Explorer under Microsoft in Policies. I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I'm looking to display the favorites menu and bar, but prevent the users from being able to add websites to the Favorites

  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Apr 01, 2011

    I tried it in Windows XP and it does work but it also hides the Favorites menu option, which I'd like to keep active



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Try this method first if isnt not what you need respond here and we'll try another one..

1. Click the "Start" button.
2. Choose "Run".
3. Enter "regedit" (without the quotes) and press ENTER.

navigate to
Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer (current user)

right click and create a new key called Restrictions
add a DWORD value NoFavorites
set the value to 1

navigate to here
Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer (local machine)

right click and create a new key called Restrictions
add a DWORD value NoFavorites
set the value to 1

close and restart computer
try ie now

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Apr 01, 2011

    if that fails change the dword value to 0 instead of 1

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Apr 01, 2011

    what you need to do is setup group policies

    the ones you need or for a list of them and their explanation are here IE 9 is also there.. and you also might wanna take a look ate this setup as well.. Its like a wizard setup..

    Will I think thats that you need check it out and let me know..



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How do I get my favorites back

What did you do to loose them ?
If you did not make a backup of either your favorites or your computer then I fear you have lost them and will need to gather new ones.

For the future:
if you want to backup your favorites, then you will have to export them:
Internet Explorer:
To export the Favorites folder, follow these steps:
  • Start Internet Explorer.
  • On the File menu, click Import and Export, and then click Next.
  • Click Export Favorites and then click Next.
  • Click Favorites and then click Next.
  • Type the name of the file that you want to export the favorites to.
Then you can import them anew when you loose them.

For instance if you would use Firefox as browser you can use sync to have all of your favorites on all of your computers.
Your favorites are backed up on your cloud sync account and can be seen on every computer where you connect your sync account.

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