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How to Prevent Users from Changing Order of Fav Links IE10

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    How to Prevent Users from Changing Order of Fav Links IE10


    Hi,

    I've set up a few computers for some users and would like to prevent their ability to rearrange the order of the favorite links in the IE10 favorite bar. How can I accomplish this?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Not sure if this is helpful at all, as it doesn't necessarily solve the problem in the way you are requesting, but I recommend creating a separate standard user account for each individual, or groups, such as 'kids', 'entertainment', et cetera (or a combination of the two).

    That way, you can keep your own personals the way you'd like, and if something gets messed up by a particular user, it only messes up a single account, not all of them (and best of all, not your own).

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    Thanks for the reply but it doesn't address/solve my problem
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    Source:

    How to reset favourite bar to display in time order - Microsoft Community

    Preventive measure:
    After organizing Favorites in your preferred order, export one or both of these registry keys every day. Double-clicking (merging) either key will
    restore the value (sort order) when the key was exported.

    Favorites:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Favorites

    Favorites Bar (Links)
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Favorites\Favorites Bar

    Exporting those registry keys:
    From Start> Run (or Windows logo key + r) type in REGEDIT and hit Enter.

    Export/backup the entire registry (for safety)
    In Registry Editor select Computer in the left pane then File> Export. Save that REG file in a convenient location. Double-clicking that REG file will restore the previous registry and undo any changes, if necessary.

    Then:
    Drill down, by clicking the + to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Software
    Microsoft
    Windows
    CurrentVersion
    Explorer
    MenuOrder
    Favorites
    Select Favorites, right-click> Export.
    Repeat for Favorites Bar.

    Exit Registry Editor.

    So...I am not sure of a way to prevent a user itself how to "not swap" the links etc. however, you can always use your software that resets the computer/workstations every night to go back to this registry figure(s).

    There may also be a way to prevent users entirely via the registry but I wouldn't even know where to start with that one.
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