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Windows 7: Security Tab Missing only in System32

19 Jan 2013   #1

Security Tab Missing only in System32

I'm stomped on this one and I'm hoping someone can chime in. New laptop local admin UAC turned off Simple file sharing turned off. I can create new files in system32 folder but when i go to file properties there is no Security tab.

Comparing the file structure and permissions/owner compared to my other 7 box it is identical. I don't want to change any permissions or ownership if i don't have to. I already checked the registry and group policy there is nothing there about hiding the security tab.

No i don't plan on doing a complete restore or chkdsk so please respond with high level solutions. Thanks

Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello jetspeedz,

You might see if this may be able to help.

Security Tab - Add or Remove from Properties

Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2013   #3


Thanks Shawn, i saw that and no it didn't help, i already checked the registry and GP. No success.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Jan 2013   #4


I ended up giving up and changed the ownership and that seems to have solved it but im still not sure why it took these changes. Anyway hopefully this helps someone else
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Glad to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2013   #6


Sure no problem, i wouldn't consider it an optimal solution is it creates more of a security problem so for anyone who does it i hope they have pretty good anti-spyware/virus software and decent firewall. I'll look into it more to see if there was something else which caused it and report my findings if i find anything new.
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