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Enable Security Tab Windows XP

The security tab or permissions tab in Windows XP is disabled by default. If you would like to see the security tab when going to the properties on a file or folder you can easily enabled it by removing the "Use simple file sharing" options.

Enable Permissions Tab

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Select Tools and Folder Options from the menu bar
  3. Click on the View tab
  4. Uncheck the option for Use simple file sharing (Recommended) at the bottom of the Advanced Settings list.
After you have removed "Use simple file sharing" your properties window should show the security tab.

Security Tab Available

* Note: you must have administrative privileges for this to take effect
Last Modified: 2012-03-30