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    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove
    How to Restore or Remove the Security Tab in Vista
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    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    How to Restore or Remove the Security Tab in Vista

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    This will show you how to restore or remove the Security tab in the Properties window of all folders, files, shortcuts, and drives for all users on the computer.

    The Security tab is not available on file and folder properties in Windows Vista Home Premium, Vista Home Basic, and Vista Starter editions. The Security tab also is not available if you are using the FAT or FAT32 file system.
    Note   Note
    If the Security tab is removed, users will not be able to change the security settings or view a list of all users that have access to folders, files, shortcuts, and drives.

    EXAMPLE: Security tab Before and After removed from Properties
    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-properties_before.jpgSecurity Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-properties_after.jpg



    METHOD ONE

    Through Local Group Policy Editor

    1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Explorer. (See screenshot below)
    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-group_policy.jpg
    3. In the right pane, right click on Remove Security tab and click on Properties. (See screeshot above)

    4. To Restore the Security Tab
    A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)

    B) Go to step 6.
    5. To Remove the Security Tab
    A) Select (dot) Enabled and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-properties.jpg
    6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done.




    METHOD TWO

    Using a REG File Download

    1. To Restore the Security Tab
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Restore_Security_Tab.reg

    download
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Remove the Security Tab
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Security_Tab.reg
    download
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

    6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

    7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




    METHOD THREE

    Through Registry Editor

    1. Open the Start Menu.

    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

    3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-reg1.jpg
    5. To Remove the Security Tab
    A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot above)

    B) Type NoSecurityTab and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

    C) Right click on NoSecurityTab and click on Modify.
    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-reg2.jpg
    D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-modify.jpg
    E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)
    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-reg3.jpg
    F) Go to step 7.
    6. To Restore the Security Tab
    A) In the right pane, right click on NoSecurityTab and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)

    B) Click on Yes to confirm the deletion.

    C) In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    D) In the right pane, right click on NoSecurityTab if it is here to and click on Delete.
    NOTE: If NoSecurityTab is not here also, then it is ok. Go to step 7.

    E) Click on Yes to confirm the deletion.
    Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove-hklm_reg.jpg
    7. Close regedit.

    8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    That's it,
    Shawn





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    Re: Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    Shawn,

    Just one question, does this remove it only for Normal Users (non-administrators), only for folders with Deny permissions set or what? Thanks! Anyway, thanks for all these really great tutorials!

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    Re: Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    Hello Richard,

    Thank you. It will affect all users on the computer, standard and administrator.

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    Re: Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    So does this mean that an Administrator wanting to modify these settings has to either use the Command Prompt or temporarily undo this change?

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    Correct.

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    Re: Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    OK, thanks for all your help.

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    Re: Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    You're most welcome.

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    Re: Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    Hello everyone.First sorry for my bad english.

    I tried all of the 3 methods but no one works.
    My problem is that denied access on drive D:\ and the Security tab disapeard.Any other ideas???What will happen if i change the windows in drive C.What is the possibility drive D:\ to be locked and loss totaly in new windows?
    Very thanks

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    Re: Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    Hello Bahanov, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    What type (HDD, DVD, etc....) of drive is drive D: , and is this a internal, external, or network drive?

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    Re: Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    Hi

    The drive is in the HDD of my notebook and i'm using if for music,video,pictures and etc.I Just want not to lose my pictures.The stupid movies can be dowload again but the pics...

    Thamks!

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