Turn off the Synchronize menu item in Internet Explorer.

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This setting turns off the functionality of the menu item Synchronize, on the Tools menu of Internet Explorer.
Level: Recommended For Novice Users
Description:
You use the synchronize menu item in tools menu of internet explorer to update your current homepage or favorite web pages to make them available offline too. Synchronization ensures that you have the most current data when working offline. But, this registry setting can restrict synchronization of data by disabling the function. For this, go to start > run, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys internet explorer\ infodelivery\restrictions is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a dword value nomanualupdates, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value to 1 which can restrict synchronization function in internet explorer. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to 0. The changes will take effect after a restart or logoff. Note: this setting can be applied to windows explorer as well. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.




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First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\]</b> and create a new key with the name "Internet Explorer" under "Microsoft".
Create another key "Infodelivery" under "Internet Explorer".
In the hierarchy create "Restrictions" subkey.
Then, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD value with the name "NoManualUpdates".
After creating "NoManualUpdates" DWORD value, right-click on it and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text-box and click on 'OK'.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Internet Explorer
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Infodelivery
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Restrictions
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: NoManualUpdates
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry


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