Windows 2000 Hide Common Dialog Back button

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

The places bar allows users to navigate via the common dialog directly to the following locations: History folder, Desktop, My Documents, My Computer, and My Network Places. When this registry value is enabled, Windows 2000 removes the back button from the common dialog, preventing the user from browsing to the previous folder accessed from the dialog.

Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Comdlg32
Name: NoBackButton
Value: 1 enable

Applications that use the Windows common dialog API will comply with this policy.

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