How to Remove Security Tab from File Explorer in Windows 10

Whenever you go to Properties window of a file or folder, the dialogue box shows different tabs, one of which is the Security tab. The Security tab in the File Explorer Properties, helps you to set various permissions for various users and groups for a specified file or a folder.

However, some times the Security tab is missing from the Properties window and you may want to add it. Alternatively, you may also want to remove the Security tab for some reason. So, whether you want to add /remove the Security tab from File Explore in Windows 10, you can do it using the below method.

Let’s see how.


Solution: Using Registry Editor


Before you proceed to make any changes to the Registry Editor, make sure that you create a backup of all the Registry data, so that any lost data can be recovered later.


Step 1: Press the Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command.


Step 2: Type Regedit in the Run command search box and press OK to open the Registry Editor window.


Win + R Run Command Regedit Ok


Step 3: In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the below path:




Now, go to the right side of the pane and right-click on an empty area. Select New from the menu and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value from the sub-menu to create a new DWORD Value.


Registry Editor Navigate To Path Explorer Right Side Right Click New Dword (32 Bit) Value


*Note – If the Explorer key is missing under the Policies folder, then right-click on Policies, then select New and then Key from the menu.


Policies Right Click New Key


Then, rename the new Key as Explorer.


New Key Rename Explorer




Step 4: Rename the new DWORD Value as NoSecurityTab.


New Dword Value Rename Nosecuritytab


Step 5: Now, double-click on the new DWORD Value (NoSecurityTab).

In the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialogue box, go to the Value Data field and set the Value to 1.

Press OK to save the changes and exit.


Edit Dword (32 Bit) Value Value Data 1 Ok


This will remove the Security tab from the File Explorer Properties window, but if you want to add the Security tab, set the Value to or just delete the DWORd ValueNoSecurityTab.

Now, restart your PC for the changes to be effective.