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  • Date Created
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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    Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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  • Short Desc
    When you open the Folder Options dialog within Windows XP, you will notice that by default the [Security] tab is missing.
  • Details
    Information in this article will explain to you how to enable the [Security] tab to show within Windows XP Folder Options. The Security Tab option is turned off by default, and is easily enabled without the need to reboot the computer.
  • Recreate Issue
    Folder Options in Windows XP is missing the [Security] Tab.
  • Resolve Issue
    To show the Security Tab in Windows XP, perform the following actions.

    In Windows Explorer (Not Internet Explorer)
    Go to [Tools]
    [Folder Options]
    Click on the [View] Tab
    Scroll down the list and
    [Uncheck] [Use simple file sharing (Recommended)]
    click [Apply] then [OK]

    Now, open the Folder Options dialog and you will see the [Security] Tab is now available.

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