Folder Options in Windows Explorer

Friday, June 5, 2009 ·

Windows Explorer is a program that provides detailed information about your files, folders, and drives. You can use it to see how your files are planned and to copy, move, and rename files, as well as perform other tasks pertaining to files, folders, and drives.

1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type REGEDIT
4. Click OK
The Registry Editor will now open
5. Browse to the following key:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Note: HKCU stands for HKEY_CURRENT_USER
6. In the right pane, look for the value: NoFolderOptions
7. Right click NoFolderOptions and select Delete. (When prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete this value", select Yes.
8. Now browse to the following key:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Note: HKLM stands for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
9. In the right pane, look for the value: NoFolderOptions
10. Right click NoFolderOptions and select Delete. (When prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete this value", select Yes.
11. Close the Registry by choosing File | Exit
12. You should now be able to access the Folder Options menu. If not, reboot into Safe Mode and repeat the steps outlined above.

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