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Remove "Folder Options" from Tools menu in Windows XP

I have tried this with Windows XP pro, and I'm not sure whether this will work with other XP variants.

Removing the "Folder Options" menu involves modifying the Windows Group Policy editor (gpedit.msc).

Just follow the below listed steps.

1. Go to Start >> Run
Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

2. In the resulting window, navigate to the folder
User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Windows Explorer.
Look for the key named "Removes the Folder Options menu from the Tools Menu".
Double-click the key and select Enable.
Click OK.

3. To display the "Folder Options" menu, follow the previous steps and select the Not Configured option for the "Removes the Folder Options menu from the Tools Menu" key.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 14, 2007 at 11:38 AM  
I have the same problem. I cannot see the key named "Removes the Folder Options menu from the Tools Menu".

Please help.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 6, 2007 at 3:00 PM  
Absolutely fabulous!

i tried it worked wonders
but anyone with that knowledge and re-enable the folder optios to access my files - help if you kown how to password protect these settings !
MY issue is 50% resolved
Any suggestions!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 23, 2007 at 8:48 PM  
Thank you for the tips. It's great.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 30, 2007 at 10:09 AM  
I cannot see the key named "Removes the Folder Options menu from the Tools Menu".
"regedit" can't be used in "Run" , it's controlled by admin comupter i rckn
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 11, 2007 at 1:43 PM  
Thnaks a lot!! I had a same problem on mt XP Home Ed. Your tip fixed it!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 14, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Thank U Dude I have seen all your articles and this is one of the best.I was also need to learn How to remove Folder option.Now it is very easy for me.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 2, 2008 at 5:55 PM  
very nice work, keep it up and best of luck. I am doing a favor for u guess it.
Warm Regards
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 25, 2008 at 11:21 AM  
Thank You very much sir for ur is very much useful to me
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 25, 2008 at 11:23 AM  
This trick works very fine but my system has virus and gpedit.msc did not opens can u choose alternate

Awaiting for another option
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 22, 2008 at 12:34 AM  
Thanks for your best idea.
It will be really works.

Thank you very much