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Windows 7: Edit the Registry to Restore Security Tab ??

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01 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Edit the Registry to Restore Security Tab ??

Hi all,

I'm helping someone out with a problem. They seemed to have lost their security tab in Explorer Properties when they right click on their Storage Drive... i.e. E:/.

I have tried going through the local group policy editor... gpedit.msc and setting the "Remove Security Tab" to disabled and/or Not Configured. This does not bring it back.

I think editing the registry may be best and easiest. I found this article on the Vista Forums HERE however when I view the manual way's key for editing the registry via regedit in Windows 7 it is not the same path. Does anyone know if there is a .reg file to download to get this done? Or know the path in the registry and which key to edit? Will the above link's instructions work, if the path is not the same I wouldn't think so.

Thanks, I would appreciate your help.

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01 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

This a question. or tutorial?
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01 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is a question.
Quote:
Does anyone know if there is a .reg file to download to get this done? Or know the path in the registry and which key to edit? Will the above link's instructions work, if the path is not the same I wouldn't think so.
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01 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Goldenboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'll look into it for you tonight to see what I can find for you, and post back with it.
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02 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks. I'll patiently be waiting. I appreciate your help.
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02 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Goldenboy,

I double checked everything, and it's the exact same in Windows 7 as it was in Vista in that tutorial. If you cannot get it restored, then you might search the registry with Find and Find Next for NoSecurityTab, and delete any entry with NoSecurityTab.

Remove Security tab:
Code:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSecurityTab"=dword:00000001
Restore Security tab:
Code:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSecurityTab"=-
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSecurityTab"=-


Attached Files
File Type: reg Remove_Security_Tab.reg (312 Bytes, 176 views)
File Type: reg Restore_Security_Tab.reg (484 Bytes, 488 views)
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02 Mar 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Nice one Brink!
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02 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you, I will pass along the instructions and I will surely keep you updated on how things go.

Question though, In my windows 7 the below path in the registry doesn't fully exist. It stops at Policies... There is no Explorer, it won't expand any further.
Why is that?
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSecurityTab"=dword:00000001
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02 Mar 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. You can right click on the Policies key, then click on New and Key. Next, type Exporer and press enter to add the Explorer key if wanted.

You can use the REG file downloads in the tutorial or the post above to add or remove this in the registry automatically though.
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02 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahhhh, so confirming whether an edit works in 7 the same as Vista doesn't necessarily have anything to do if the key already exists or not, huh? That is why I posted here because the Explorer key wasn't there, and I thought I'd better check before I continued.
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