Include local directory path when uploading files to a server

This policy setting controls whether or not the local path information will be sent when uploading a file via a HTML form. If the local path information is sent, some information may be unintentionally revealed to the server. For instance, files sent from the a user's desktop may contain the username as a part of the path.

If you enable this policy setting, path information will be sent when uploading files via a HTML form.

If you disable this policy setting, path information will be removed when uploading a file via a HTML form.

If you do not configure this policy setting, user can choose whether path information will be sent when uploading a file via a form. By default, path information will be sent.


Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
Include local directory path when uploading files to a server


  1. Enable
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\1
    Value Name160A
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Disable
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\1
    Value Name160A
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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