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  1. #1
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    Folder Options not visible in windows explorer

    Hi,
    Yesterday i formatted Windows XP. and reinstalled winows xp. everything is fine accept one thing, recently found that my "Folder Options" not visible under Tool menu in Windows Explorer. The Folder options is also missing from the Control Panel.

    please help me
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    Re: Folder Options not visible in windows explorer

    if you are one of the unfortunate one, donít panic! You can restore it back by following a few simple steps.

    Edit registry

    1. Go to Run, type regedit then press enter.
    2. Navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer].
    3. At right panel, look for a value called NoFolderOptions. Right click on it then choose Delete.
    4. Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer].
    5. Repeat step 3 to delete NoFolderOptions entry.

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    Re: Folder Options not visible in windows explorer

    You can also ,make Folder Options visible by Changing settings in Group Policy

    1. Go to Run, type gpedit.msc then press enter.
    2. Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer.
    3. At the right panel, look for “Removes the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu”, right click on it then choose Properties.
    4. Change the setting from Enabled to Not Configured or Disabled.

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