Saturday 2 October 2010

Missing security tab on folder properties (Windows XP)

I was on a Windows XP machine and needed to access file security settings for a certificate file but the Security tab was missing.


To make the tab available I did the following:

  1. Launch Windows Explorer or My Computer.
  2. Click on the Tools > Folder Options.
  3. Click on View tab.
  4. In Advanced Settings uncheck the “Use simple file sharing (Recommended)” check box.
  5. Click OK.


Note: If that doesn’t work try clicking on “Apply to ALL Folders”. The result should be a restored Security tab.