Policy Restrictions for Hard Disk Access May Not Work in Internet Explorer

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SYMPTOMS
Policy restrictions that prevent access to the hard disk may be bypassed if a user drags an image file (such as a .jpg or .bmp file) on a Web page to the Address bar. The user can then click the drop-down arrow on the Address bar and gain access to the root drive and all folders.
RESOLUTION
This problem has been corrected in Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1). To obtain the latest version of Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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Article ID: 231310 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 22:08:26 - Revision: 3.1

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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
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