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Windows 7: Group Policy "Preferences" folder missing

18 Jun 2013   #1
doubleYou

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Group Policy "Preferences" folder missing

Hi,

I hope I'm in the right sub-forum. (Otw. please move, thank you).

There are a few things that I need to do. Tutorials on the web always tell me to open gpedit.msc and then expand the "Preferences" folder under user configuration. However, there is no such folder. Can anyone help me?
I'm on a 64 bit Win 7 Professional.

Regards


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18 Jun 2013   #2
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Can you give link(s) to the tutorials ?
Here is an SF tutorial for the Group Policy Editor.
The screen prints in this tutorial don't show a Preferences folder.
Local Group Policy Editor - Open
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18 Jun 2013   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DoubleYou, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, please do post links to these tutorials. I do not recall seeing any tutorial having those steps since there is no "Preferences" main folder in the Local Group Policy Editor.

Perhaps you are referring to one of the many subfolders for a specific policy setting instead??
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02 Dec 2013   #4
DrViktor

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Can you give link(s) to the tutorials ?
Here is an SF tutorial for the Group Policy Editor.
The screen prints in this tutorial don't show a Preferences folder.
Local Group Policy Editor - Open
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello DoubleYou, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, please do post links to these tutorials. I do not recall seeing any tutorial having those steps since there is no "Preferences" main folder in the Local Group Policy Editor.

Perhaps you are referring to one of the many subfolders for a specific policy setting instead??
Hi All!

I also have the same question, here is an example of the refered "Preferences" folder in GPEdit
Disable 32-bit Java updates on 64-bit Windows with Group Policy | trekker.net
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02 Dec 2013   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Hello DrViktor and welcome to Seven Forums.

It seems to me, the article you linked is for a "system administrator in a Corporate environment".
Maybe there is a difference for a Home User versus a Corporate administrator ???

I see the "Preferences" tab in your linked article screen prints, and I don't have that tab in my home user ...
The Windows Title is also different than what I see ...

The Windows Title in your article is "Group Policy Management Editor".
The Windows Title in the SF tutorial (and for me) is "Local Group Policy Editor".
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