Remove Security tab in Files and Folders Properties in Windows 10

    Remove Security tab in Files and Folders Properties in Windows 10

    How to Remove Security tab from Drives, Files, and Folders Properties in Windows 10
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    How to Remove Security tab from Drives, Files, and Folders Properties in Windows 10

    information   Information
    You can right click or press and hold on a drive, file, and folder in Windows, and click/tap on Properties to see more details about the drive, file, or folder.

    The Security tab in the properties window of drives, files, and folders will allow users to change owner and modify permissions of the drive, file, or folder.

    Sometimes you may want to restrict users from changing ownership or permissions for any file, folder, or drive in Windows by removing the Security tab from properties for all or specific users.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Security tab from drive, file, and folder properties for all or specific users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to remove the Security tab from drive, file, and folder properties window.

    Note   Note
    The Security tab will not be available in properties for files and folders on a FAT or FAT32 formatted drive, and cannot be added.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add or Remove Security tab from Properties using a REG file
    • Option Two: To Add or Remove Security tab from Properties using Group Policy


    EXAMPLE: "Security" tab in Properties window
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    Remove Security tab in Files and Folders Properties in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Remove Security tab in Files and Folders Properties in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove Security tab from Properties using a REG file

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


     2. To Add Security tab from Properties for All Users

    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.

    Add_Security_tab_to_Properties.reg

    download


     3. To Remove Security tab from Properties for All Users

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

    Remove_Security_tab_from_Properties.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), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

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





    Remove Security tab in Files and Folders Properties in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Remove Security tab in Files and Folders Properties in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove Security tab from Properties using Group Policy

    Note   Note
    Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option One above.


    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/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and File Explorer. (See screenshot below)

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    3. In the right pane of File Explorer, double click/tap on Remove Security tab to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (add) or step 6 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Add Security tab to Properties

    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


     6. To Remove Security tab from Properties

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    20 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 64bit

    Now hopefully somebody finds a way to remove Open Settings from the File Explorer Ribbon.
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  2.    20 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hello Jerry,

    I'm not sure about removing it from the Ribbon, but you could completely disable Settings if wanted.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    20 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit

    Well thanks for the quick response though the suggestion you gave me is sort of what I want. I want to still have access to settings, except in the ribbon of file explorer.

    Thanks again for the quick reply
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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