How to Remove “Security” Tab from Files and Folders Properties Windows?


It you want to get details of a file or folder such as file type, size, date of creation, owner, etc, so you open its “Properties” window and get the desired details. You can also access file or folder’s properties window to change its attributes such as read-only, hidden, etc is depends on you what you want. The “Properties” window of a file or folder has also has tab which is mainly called as “Security“. This tab allows you to change owner of the file or folder. The Security tab of any files or folder has allows you to modify permissions that is full control or limited control over the selected file or folder.

security tab

Here in this post of mine, you will get the full control over the security Tab from files and folders properties in the Microsoft Windows Operating System.

Steps to Remove “Security” Tab from Files and Folders Properties Windows :

1.First of all you have to type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It will open Registry Editor.

regedit on Run
2. Now go to following key:



3. Then you can found in right-side pane, create a new DWORD NoSecurityTab and set its value to 1

Now you can immediately remove “Security” tab from all files and folders properties window. If it doesn’t remove the tab, you can log off, restart your system or end task of Explorer.

new dword

4.  If any case you want to re-enable “Security” tab, you can simply change the value of NoSecurityTab to 0 or delete the DWORD.

Note :  This method is applicable on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 also.