How to Enable the My Computer Security Zone in Internet Options

This article was previously published under Q315933
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
SUMMARY
The My Computer security zone contains settings for how Windows and Internet Explorer manage unsigned controls. This security zone is hidden by default on the Security tab in the Internet Options dialog box. This article describes how to to view and modify the settings for the My Computer security zone by modifying a registry key.
MORE INFORMATION
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

The Flags value in the following registry key determines whether you can view the My Computer security zone on the Security tab in the Internet Options dialog box:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0
The Flags value is a DWORD value. Setting the data value of the Flags value to 47 (in hexadecimal) causes the My Computer security zone to be displayed. Setting the data value of the Flags value to 21 (in hexadecimal) causes the My Computer security zone to be hidden.
Properties

Article ID: 315933 - Last Review: 12/07/2015 08:37:18 - Revision: 3.4

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbenv kbhowto KB315933
Feedback