How to Enable or Disable Security Tab (Windows 10)

Right-click on the file or folder and you will see the Properties option in the context menu.

When you hit it, you will see the Properties window.

In that, you can see the “Security” tab.

In this Security tab, you can make permission changes.

In this post, you will see the steps to enable or disable the Security tab of the file or folder properties.

In this case, I use a Windows 10 PC. Let’s start.

How to Disable Security Tab in Windows 10

You can complete this task in two different ways. Choose the one you like.

Method #1

Enter gpedit.msc in the Run Command Box and then press Enter.

Now, go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.

Press File Explorer.

In the right pane, you will find the “Remove Security tab.”

Double-click on it.

Select Enabled and then click OK.

That’s it.

If you want to get back this option, follow the steps above and select Not Configured or Disabled.

Method #2

Open the Registry Editor. I suggest you make a backup before proceeding.

Extend the following keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies.

Press the Explorer key.

If you don’t see the Explorer key, you need to create it.

Here’s how: Right-click on the Policies key and select New > Key. Enter the name as Explorer and then press Enter.

Right-click on the space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter the name as NoSecurityTab and then press the Enter key.

Double-click NoSecurityTab.

In the Value data field, provide 1 and then press Enter.

That’s it. From now on, there is no longer a Security tab in the Properties window.

To enable the Security tab, you must replace 1 with 0 or delete NoSecurityTab.

Alternatively, you can try these steps to complete the same task.

Open elevated Command Prompt.

To disable the Security tab, type the following command and then press the Enter key.

Reg ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoSecurityTab /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

To enable the Security tab, type in the following command and then press the Enter key.

Reg ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoSecurityTab /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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