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Customize Tab - Add or Remove from Properties

How to Add or Remove the Customize Tab from Properties in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Published by Brink
02 May 2010
Default Customize Tab - Add or Remove from Properties

How to Add or Remove the Customize Tab from Properties in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

information   Information
This will show you how to add or remove the Customize tab in the Properties window and the Cutomize this folder context menu item of folders and drives for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

If the Customize tab is removed, all users will not be able to change the folder template, folder icon, or drive and folder pictures to show on icon.

Note   Note
By default, shell folders such as Desktop, Contact, Windows, Program Files, and system hard drives (ex: C: ) do not have the Customize tab in their Properties window and cannot have it added to them.


EXAMPLE: Customize Tab Added (default) and Removed from Properties
NOTE: This is in non system folders and drives when you right click on them and click on Properties.
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EXAMPLE: Customize Tab Added (default) and Removed from Context Menu
NOTE: This is in non system folders and drives when you open them in Windows Explorer, then right click on a empty space to open the context menu to see Customize this folder.
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Here's How:
1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Add or Restore the Customize Tab
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Restore_Customize_Tab.reg
download
3. To Remove the Customize Tab
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Remove_Customize_Tab.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC Vista), Yes, and OK.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn




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07 May 2013   #1
xichael

 
 

But how to remove only the context menu item?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2014   #2
problemsolved

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

It works! Thanks man
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #3
CharleyGarrett

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
It didn't work for me. Any suggestions?

I downloaded the .reg file to restore the missing "customize this folder" and the "customize tab", and ran it, responding to the several messages that is required. No joy.

I'd really like to get it to work, so any other suggestions would be appreciated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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1 Week Ago   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Charley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In that case, download and merge the .reg files for the listed Folder and Drive options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations and registry entries to hopefully fix this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #5
CharleyGarrett

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Stubborn bugger

That still didn't restore the context menu or the tab to the properties dialog. How did I lose them in the first place?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

As a test see if you may have it for your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents" folder to help see if it's all folders or just certain types.

If this just happened recently, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before it happened to undo it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #7
CharleyGarrett

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
No joy

I thought maybe it was that I hadn't rebooted Windows 7 after the merging of the .reg files. But rebooting didn't help.

At C:/Users/Charley/ there is no Documents folder. There is a My Documents, and it does not have a "customize this folder" context option, and the property dialog does not have a customize tag.

In my navigation pane, I have "Libraries" and "Documents" under that. If I right click that entry, it does not have "customize this folder" but it does have properties. It has only one tab titled "Libraries". In that dialog, it has a pull down for Optimize this library for: and it has the different view that I want to select for, but I don't want to apply this option to all subdirectories of this folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you are in Libraries, you will not have a customize option.

How about a system restore?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #9
CharleyGarrett

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've probably been "in Libraries" since I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. Is there a way to get out of "libraries"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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