How to Prevent Users from Rearranging Toolbars

You will learn how to prevent users from rearranging toolbars in this post.

Let’s look at the different ways to accomplish this task. Choose the one you prefer.

Method #1

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.

Then double-click “Prevent users from rearranging toolbars” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: To allow it, follow the above steps but select Not Configured or Disabled.

Method #2

Launch Windows 10 Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before continuing.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter TaskbarNoDragToolbar as a name and then press the Enter key.

Double-click it and enter 1 (to prevent) or 0 (to allow) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

Restart the File Explorer.

That’s it.

Note: You can also allow it by removing the DWORD you created earlier.

I hope this guide, “How to Prevent Users from Rearranging Toolbars,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.