Toolbar Registry Setting

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

You can access the Explorer toolbar options by either
  • right-click the Explorer toolbar
  • select View / Toolbars / Customize

If you want to lockdown the Explorer toolbars to prevent users from chosing which toolbars to display, apply the following registry hack:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Name: NoBandCustomize
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 restrict

To remove the customize option only, apply the following registry hack:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Name: NoToolbarCustomize
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 restrict

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