Folder Options Disabled

Written By Akshay Prabhale on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | 5:10 AM

go to run
type "control folders"
if it doesnt work, try:

Solution 1:

  • ->Run -> Type gpedit.msc Then
  • ->User Configuration ->Administrative Templates --> Windows Components
  • --> Windows Explorer-> Removes the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu.
  • Right click: -> Properties -> Disable ->Apply -> Again set it to not configured

Solution 2:

Go to Startmenu->Run and enter regedit there and press ok to execute regedit (registry editor). There you’ll see a tree like structure of folders like stuff in left. There navigate to registry entry


and on right side you’ll see many values.

Out of these values in right see a value (key) named “NoFolderOptions” .Double click after highlighting it, if there under value box it’s written 1 then change it to 0 and press enter. Exit the registry editor and close any folder and open again to see the settings.If you want to disable Folder Options then set the value of “NoFolderOptions” to 1 (and to retrieve it back change it to 0).