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Importing of shortcuts must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235740 EDGE-00-000023 SV-235740r626523_rule Medium
Description
Allows users to import Shortcuts from another browser into Microsoft Edge. If this policy is disabled, Shortcuts are not imported on first run. If this policy is not configured, Shortcuts are imported on first run.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38959r626416_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow importing of shortcuts" must be set to "disabled".

Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

If the value for "ImportShortcuts" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 0", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38922r626417_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow importing of shortcuts" to "disabled".