- Hide the common dialog places bar
- Items displayed in places Bar
However, even though the Favorite Links list in Windows Vista resembles the places bar in Windows XP, you cannot customize the list by using the same Group Policy policies that you can use in Windows XP. The links that appear in the Favorite Links list are stored as Windows Shortcut (.Ink) files in a user profile. The user profile is located in the following folder:
Note The following three links are added programmatically to all common file dialog boxes:
- Recent places
Because the Links folder is in the user profile, you always have the required permissions to change the links that a logon script adds or deletes. If you must customize the links in the Favorite Links list to prevent users from making changes to the link files, you can use the Folder Redirection feature in Windows. This feature redirects the Links folder to a folder on a server. On a server, you can control which links appear in the Favorite Links list. Then, you can grant permissions to the Links folder on the server so that the user cannot make changes.
For more information about logon scripts, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
Article ID: 926167 - Last Review: Oct 21, 2008 - Revision: 1