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Solved where in win 7 is list of restricted internet sites stored?

February 9, 2013 at 16:22:05
Specs: Win 7

I have input many domains to be ignored in Internet Options,
Security tab, Restricted sites. Where is this list stored?
How can I copy it? A search of my C: drive for the name of
one of the domains in the list didn't turn up any file.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
February 9, 2013 at 18:35:23

"A search of my C: drive for the name of one of the domains in the list didn't turn up any file"
Try a search in the registry.

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#2
February 9, 2013 at 19:29:28
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In XP it is at this registry location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Internet Settings > Zone Map > Domains
In all probability it is at the same place in Win 7.

Another way is to search the registry for one of the known domains you have blocked - they might be repeated elsewhere. All blocked entries have a DWORD integer value of 4.

The safest way to record them is with a series of screen captures, using one of the many freebies. I prefer MWSnap for a number of reasons. If old fashioned Paint is still provided in Win 7 you can string the snaps together so that they make one file. If not I feel sure there are freebies around that would do this.

Another way is to "Export" the Domains key, change the saved file extension from .reg to .txt then use NotePad to edit out all the registry info - just leaving the actual domains.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
February 10, 2013 at 09:18:14

In the Registry!

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows >
CurrentVersion > Internet Settings > Zone Map > Domains

That's where they are, all right. Microsoft wants to stuff everything
into the Registry! I'm more glad than ever that I only input the sites
that were actually showing up, not the very long lists that others
have compiled.

Looks like the easiest way to copy the list will be to export the key
and edit it in my text editing program.

Thank you both!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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