How to Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 10  

    How to Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 10

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    23 Aug 2020
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    How to Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 10


    You can right click or press and hold on a folder in Windows, and click/tap on Properties to see more details about the folder's properties.

    The Location tab in the properties page window of supported folders (ex: user personal folders) will allow you to see the current location of the folder, move the default location of the folder, restore default location, and find target of the folder.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Location tab on the Properties page of folders for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the Location tab.


    EXAMPLE: Location tab on Properties page of supported folders
    How to Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 10-location_tab_on_properties_page.png



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add Location tab in Folder Properties for All Users

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Location_tab_to_Properties_page_of_folders.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{4a7ded0a-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}]


    3 To Remove Location tab in Folder Properties for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Location_tab_from_Properties_page_of_folders.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{4a7ded0a-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}]


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 2
    Win10-64bit
       #1

    Location tab solution


    Hi Shawn -
    In my oh so many years of using your fixes, this is the first one that isn't working for me!
    As you can see below, I downloaded and installed the sheet handler to add location tabs, but to no avail.
    I'm still unable to get a Location tab on any folder Properties. (I'm specifically aiming to move my User folder.)
    Am I missing something basic?
    Many thanks!
    Frank
    How to Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 10-property-sheet-handler.jpg
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 64,502
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    frankinthevilla said:
    Hi Shawn -
    In my oh so many years of using your fixes, this is the first one that isn't working for me!
    As you can see below, I downloaded and installed the sheet handler to add location tabs, but to no avail.
    I'm still unable to get a Location tab on any folder Properties. (I'm specifically aiming to move my User folder.)
    Am I missing something basic?
    Many thanks!
    Frank
    Hello Frank,

    The Location tab will only be available on the properties page of folders that support being moved.

    The User folder doesn't support being moved.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 2
    Win10-64bit
       #3

    Ah, so.
    Thanks, Brink. For this one and for the thousands you've done for us all!
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 64,502
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

      My Computers


 

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