2.2.1.7.1 GlobalFolderOptions element

The GlobalFolderOptions inner element represents a collection of options used to control how folders are displayed on a client operating system.

Some XML attributes control particular registry values of the client computer, as represented in the following table.<6>

Attribute name

Description

noNetCrawling

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\NoNetCrawling

folderContentsInfoTip

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\FolderContentsInfoTip

friendlyTree

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\FriendlyTree

fullPathAddress

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState\FullPathAddress

fullPath

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState\FullPath

disableThumbnailCache

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\DisableThumbnailCache

hidden

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Hidden

hideFileExt

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\HideFileExt

separateProcess

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\SeparateProcess

showSuperHidden

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ShowSuperHidden

classicViewState

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ClassicViewState

persistBrowsers

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\PersistBrowsers

showControlPanel

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideMyComputerIcons\{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

showCompColor

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ShowCompColor

showInfoTip

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ShowInfoTip

forceGuest

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA\ForceGuest

webViewBarricade

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ WebViewBarricade

Element-specific attributes for GlobalFolderOptions:

Attribute name

Description

noNetCrawling

Automatically searches for network folders and printers. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

folderContentsInfoTip

Displays file size information in folder tips. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

friendlyTree

Displays the simple folder view in the shell folder list. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

fullPathAddress

Displays the full path in the address bar. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable

fullPath

Displays the full path in the title bar. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

disableThumbnailCache

Performs thumbnail caching. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

hidden

Hides or shows files and folders. MUST be HIDE to hide files and folders, or SHOW to show files and folders.

hideFileExt

Displays known file extensions. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

separateProcess

Launches folder dialogs in separate processes. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

showSuperHidden

Displays protected operating system files. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

classicViewState

Represents a set of behaviors that control features such as translucent dialogs. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

persistBrowsers

Persists each folder's view state. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

showControlPanel

Displays Control Panel in My Computer. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

showCompColor

Displays compressed and encrypted NTFS files in color. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

showInfoTip

Shows pop-up descriptions for folder and desktop items. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

forceGuest

Uses simple file sharing. MUST be 1 to enable, or 0 to disable.

webViewBarricade

Displays the content of system folders. MUST be 1 to enable or 0 to disable.

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