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Sharing and Security option missing in windows xp

Last response: in Windows XP
March 13, 2012 11:34:53 AM

Sharing and Security option missing in windows xp ,when right click on folder
March 13, 2012 12:26:59 PM

If I remember correctly your user account must be administrator or power user to share files/folders.
March 13, 2012 1:28:34 PM

Home Edition does not have it. You will need to log in to safe mode to use the Security option. And Yes you must login to Admin.

If you are on other Edition like XP Professional etc, then you can click on "Tools" menu in Explorer.

Select "Folders Option" then click on "View" tab.

In the "Advanced Settings" section at the bottom of the list, uncheck and unselect (clear the tick) on the “Use simple file sharing (Recommended)” check box

Click "OK".

Now you will get the Security tab when you check folders properties by right clicking.