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Disable MS Office Open File Address Bar

By InletGroveHS ·
Is there any way (through registry edits or other means) that you can disable a users ability to type in an address in the MS Office Open File window?

We have it so that the system folders are hidden, and the address bar in Windows Explorer denies users the right to type anything in. That way they cannot access the folders. However, if you go to open an Office document, you can type in the address (such as c:\windows) and go to that directory. I want to disable this ability. Any ideas?

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Mess with their heads

by The Young One In reply to Disable MS Office Open Fi ...

Right Click on all the rootdir files and set them to hidden (these files only, not subfolders and files)...

Open the folder options and turn off shown hidden files and folders.

This will not affect the system running, it will merely stop people from seeing that folder...

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Already done

by InletGroveHS In reply to Mess with their heads

I've already done that. The problem lies in the fact that you can still type in the folder's address and it will open it. Even if it is hidden.

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