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Hide places bar inside dialog

This tweak lets you hide places bar inside dialog.

Tweak for : Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
In any Windows application, Open dialog permits you to go to My Recent Documents, Desktop, My Documents and My computer in Places Bar. This setting removes the shortcut bar from the open dialog box and also new features added in Windows 2000 Professional.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the first registry path listed below. If the subkey “\CurrentVersion\Policies\Comdlg32\” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a DWORD value name “NoPlacesBar”, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with “1” to enable the setting and “0” to display it.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

After logoff or system restart, changes take effect.

Hide Places Bar.reg

The '.reg' file Hide Places Bar.

Show Places Bar.reg

The '.reg' file Show Places Bar.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

‘Places Bar’ is removed from the ‘Open’ window.

‘Places Bar’ is visible by default in the ‘Open’ window.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \], key and create a new key with the name "Comdlg32" under "Policies".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoPlacesBar" in "Comdlg32" key.

Next, right-click on "NoPlacesBar" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'.Once you are done. Exit from registry. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

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