Security Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

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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.
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.
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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
Properties_Before.jpg 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)​
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)​
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
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.​
Reg2.jpg

D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Modify.jpg

E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)​
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.​
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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Shawn Brink

Comments

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!

Richard
 
Hello Richard,

Thank you. It will affect all users on the computer, standard and administrator.
 
So does this mean that an Administrator wanting to modify these settings has to either use the Command Prompt or temporarily undo this change?
 
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 :)
 
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?
 
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!
 
i tried with build-in administrator but still cant see the security tab and can't access drive D:
Where can i check if a have drive encrypted?
 
What is the exact error message that it gives you when you try to open the D: drive?

Do you have a Security tab for your C: drive?

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) showing your drive layout to see if something may standout.
 
Here is my problem in pictures.The security tab is active for drive C: but how can this help me?:rolleyes:

I've read smewhere that i can run a Linux live cd with suse(i think that latest SUSE can read NTFS),and to mount the D: drive.Theni can transfer data without attributes in usb flash for example.

The other option is to Default NTFS Permissions ,but i'm not sure how excacli it works.

THANKS!


acces denied.jpg

diskmgmt screenshot.jpg

security tab missing.jpg
 
Bahanov,

Looking at your C: was to just confirm whether the Security tab was missing for all drives or not.


This sounds like you have been infected by a virus or some other malware. You can try to see if you are able to scan the D: drive with a good antivirus program and the free Malwarebytes program.


If not, then you might lose you files using this next option to be able to use the D: drive again.
  • Right click on the D: drive, and click on Format.
  • Give UAC permission.
  • Do a Quick Format (checked) on the D: drive. Do not do a full format. If you do a full format, then there will be little chance to recover your pictures.
  • Use the free program Recuva to see if you may be able to recover your pictures from the D: drive.
 
Hello Hisariaraunak, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Did you already try the tutorial on the first page to see if it may help?

If so, then you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
Hello Brink !!!!!
The given alternatives don't work.
I tried each and every one.
And at that moment my mind gave me the answer. In win7 admin account is inactivated.
Just activate that account and change security settings from the properties option.
Its so damn simple !!!!!!!!
 
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