JSI Tip 3268. How can I stop a users from changing their 'My Documents' path?

If a user right-clicks the 'My Documents' icon on their desktop and presses Properties, the Target tab allows them to change the path of this folder.

If you wish to prevent this, you can use the Prohibit user from changing My Documents path group policy, User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Desktop. If the policy is Not Configured, you can use Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

On the Edit menu, Add Value name DisablePersonalDirChange, a REG_DWORD data type, and set the data value to 1.


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