found this guide over at pctools.com, and I'm curious if there is still other way for others to access folder options if I have already disabled it. And if you know if there is other way to access hidden files if the folder options is disabled please do tell. http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/619
Why not deny those users access to the
If this is a computer joined to a domain, there is a group policy called "Hide specified Control Panel items" under:
This will prohibit access to any applet you specify, no matter how the user tries to access it.
There is also a policy specifically for Folder Options called "Removes the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu" which does the same function, found under:
I suspect that under the covers these policies just set the registry value that you've found.