Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Removes the Back button from the Open dialog box.

This entry stores the setting of the Hide the common dialog back button Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system behaves as though the value is 0.

Value Meaning
0 (or not in registry) The policy is disabled or not configured. The Back button appears on the Open dialog box.
1 The policy is enabled. The Back button is removed from the Open dialog box.

This entry, and related entries in this subkey, lets you remove new features added in Windows 2000, so that the Open dialog box looks like it did in Windows NT 4.0 and earlier. These entries only affect programs that use the standard Open dialog box provided to developers of Windows programs.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Hide the common dialog back button policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Common Open File Dialog).

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To see an example of the standard Open dialog box, run Notepad and, from the File menu, click Open.

For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.

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