Approve Locations

Adds locations, such as c:\Windows or \\server\share, to the list of approved locations for use with Restricted Browsing. When Restricted Browsing is active, the Save As dialog box is restricted such that the user can navigate only to the locations and the children of the locations specified in this list.

To allow easier access to these approved locations, consider adding them to the Places bar by using the Places Bar Locations setting for the File Open/Save dialog box. If there are no approved locations in the Places bar, the dialog box may not be able to open.

To activate Restricted Browsing, use the Restricted Browsing/Activate Restricted Browsing setting. Note: You must set this policy setting first before the "Activate Restricted Browsing."

Supported on: At least Windows 7

List of Approved Locations:

Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\open find\restrictedbrowse
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

Enter the name of the Location as Value Name, and path as the Value.


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