Preview pane location

Enabling this policy allows you to set the location of the preview pane in the Desktop Search results. You can also turn off the preview pane. The four options are:

- Auto
- Right
- Bottom
- Off

You should consider enabling this policy to turn off the preview pane if your environment does not support Office XP or later. The full preview pane functionality is only available for Office documents in Office XP or later.

When this policy is disabled or not configured, the preview pane shows automatically to the right of the Desktop Search results, and your users can choose the location of the preview pane

Supported on: Microsoft Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 with Windows Search version 3.01 or later
Preview Pane Location


  1. Auto
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
    Value NamePreviewPaneLocation
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Right
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
    Value NamePreviewPaneLocation
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Bottom
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
    Value NamePreviewPaneLocation
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
    Value NamePreviewPaneLocation
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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