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Re: toolbars do not stay locked after restarting the computer

Postby Ramesh [MVP] » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 17:33:14 GMT

Three possibilities:
1. Corrupt Toolbar layout
2. AutoTKit program causing this (in case of a HP/Compaq unit)
3. A malware, fash.exe or something causing this

Internet Explorer Toolbar settings are not saved

Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table: 

i've noticed for some time that when i arrange the 
toolbars on my internet explorer, EVEN IF I lock them, 
when i reboot the computer or restart it, they are back to 
some sort of default setting. does anyone know how to get 
them to really lock?

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"Lock"> wrote in message 
news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
> Place google toolbar, roboform toolbar and favorite "links" on line under
> explorer line then lock toolbars - restart IE7 and toolbars are now 
> stacked
> under explorer bar - toolbar control still shows toolbars as "locked" even
> though now in new locations. (screenshots available, respond and I'll 
> email)
> Any idea how to actually "lock" toolbars into locations so they don't
> reconfigure selves each restart of this program? 

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