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Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you open, save, or insert a file in a Microsoft Office 2000 program, if you expand the Look in box to view the resources that are available to you (such as local and network drives), Add/Modify FTP Locations is listed as an available resource.
If you are a network administrator, you may not want your users to be able to use resources that are either outside their assigned network locations or are not available to them.
How to obtain the hotfix
This issue is fixed in the Office 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Hotfix Package that is dated February 11, 2004. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
After you install this hotfix, follow the steps that are listed in the "More Information" section of this article to set the RemoveFTPLocationsFromLookin registry key and to activate the hotfix.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. To activate this hotfix, follow these steps:
Quit your Office programs.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate, and then click to select the following registry key: