#StackBounty: #windows #google-chrome #windows-registry #active-directory #group-policy enable Google Chrome policies otherwise only av…

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There are a number of settings for Google Chrome which are applied as “policies”. Under the hood, these are registry entries, typically located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesGoogleChrome. These policies are nominally designed to be enabled by Group Policy in an Active Directory environment (using ADM or ADMX files). Many of them work whether the computer is joined to a domain or not; presumably Chrome is just reading the registry value.

However, some policies only work when the computer is joined to Active Directory or “or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management” (see link). Since the policy configuration values are ultimately just registry entries, then Chrome must be going out of its way to check if the computer is in Active Directory.

What I want to know, is there a way to deceive Chrome about the computer’s Active Directory membership, or some way to otherwise convince Chrome to honor these policies regardless?


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #windows-registry One culprit folder is changing the "ThisPc" view settings

Bounty: 50

Windows 10 pro. All folders are saving its views that I set for them. For example, “ThisPc” is set to “Tiles” and “Group by Type.” Most other folders are in the “general” type and are set to “list,” sort by name and no grouping.

I have a FEW that have minor changes.
For example, my downloads folder is set to list and “sort by date modified” (so I see newly downloaded files first.) My “Screenshots” folder is also set to “sort by date modified” but is set to “large icon view” (so I see the image of the last taken screenshot first)

There is ONE folder however, called “PROGS,” which I want to be like most of the other folder… Type:”general” View:”list” Sort:”by name” Group:”none”

Sounds simple enough. Problem is, when I installed Windows, that “PROGS” folder opened like the “ThisPc”… View:”Tiles” Group:”by type”

Whatever I change the PROGS folder to – the “ThisPC” changes to that as well. And whatever I change the “ThisPC” to – the PROGS folder changes to that as well.

The PROGS folder is set to “general.”

I have already deleted the BAGS in the registry, and reset registry values, which takes it all back to when I installed Windows but when I change the PROGS folder’s view, the same issue happens.

This is the registry script I run to reset.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBags]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBags]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBagsAllFolders]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBagsAllFoldersShell]
"FolderType"="NotSpecified"

Any ideas?

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