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How to remove Favorites, Libraries and Network from Windows Explorer on Citrix

On our new Citrix farm we had to strip Windows Explorer so our users couldn't access anything than network drives.

Therefore we wanted to remove the Favorites, Libraries and Network from the navigation pane.

By default, Windows Server 2008 R2 does not provides Group Policy to achieve this. Luckily, this can be done via Registry.

Note: Please backup the keys first.

To remove Favorites, please do the following:

First you need to take ownership of the ShellFolder before changing the value of Attributes.

Open registry editor and navigate to the following key.

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Script error when printing from Internet Explorer 9

When trying to print from HP printer using Internet Explorer 9 you might receive the following error:

Script Error

(An error has occurred in the script on this page

Line:  2107

Char:  1

Error:  unexpected call to method or property access

Code:  0

URL:  res://ieframe.all/preview.js

Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?

Solution to this problem is fairly simple. Check for the updated printer driver on manufacturers web site. Also make sure that you have uninstalled old printer driver completely.


How To format USB drive and memory stick with NTFS

If you have ever tried to format a USB thumb drive or memory stick, you may have noticed that the only options you get are FAT and FAT32 file systems. This is the default behavior in Windows XP. However, with some slight tweaking of settings, you can actually format your removable storage devices in NTFS format, including external hard drives, etc.

Of course, there is a reason why Windows defaults the formatting of removable storage to FAT and FAT32. There are actually a few advantages and disadvantages to formatting a USB drive in NTFS format, so we’ll go through those before actually talking about how to do it.

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Outlook 2003 on Windows 7 cannot open zip files

If you have issues with opening .zip attachments in Windows 7, by using Microsoft Outlook 2003.

When you double click the attachment, a prompt is displayed which gives you the option to open or save the file to disk. When you choose to open the file, nothing happens, but if you choose to save it to disk and open it using windows explorer, it normally opens.

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