Fix: Sharing Tab Missing in The Folder Properties

Sometimes when you open the Properties of any folder, you find that the Sharing Tab is missing from the panel containing General, Security, Customize, and Previous Version tabs. Here you can learn how to get the sharing tab back.

In your PC, you store a lot of data and files saved in various folders. If you wish to know the details of any folder, then you have to right-click on that folder and the Context Menu will appear. Here you will select the Properties option. Then the user will see the Context Menu with several tabs containing the details of those folders. The tab shown here are:

  • General: Here, you can get the information regarding the folder size, number of files present in that folder, its location, when it was created, and the Attributes of that folder.
  • Security: This tab contains the information of Groups and users present and the permission given to those users. Here you can change the control of other users on that folder by clicking on the Advanced button.
  • Sharing: This tab contains three parts: Network File and folder Sharing, Advanced Sharing, and Password Protection. From here, you can share these folders to the local user and other computers connected from the same network. The Advanced Sharing option allows you to share the folder form the specific users in the same network.
  • Customize: This Tab contains three subsections: What kind of folder you want, Folder pictures, and Folder Icons.
  • Previous Versions: This folder contains the information about where these folders come from (which backup or device.)

There are some moments when the Sharing tab does not show up in the Context Menu. The absence of this tab restricts you from seeing the details; that’s how many profiles are sharing the data of that folder, and also, you can’t share that folder with other profiles too.

There are some remedies present to resolve this problematic situation, and they mentioned below:

Enabling the Security and Sever Account Manager

In this method, you have to enable the Security and Sever account manager. For that, follow these steps:

  • Launch Run.
  • Enter service.msc and hit the OK button, and the Service Manager window will open.
  • Now, scroll down to Server Accounts Manager and Security Accounts Manager
  • If these managers are disabled, then click on them to open.
  • Go to Startup Type and choose the Automatic from the Drop Down Menu.
  • Then you have to right-click on them. The list will appear and choose the Start option.

Make Modification in Certain Registries

Fix: Registry 1

  • Launch Run.
  • Enter regedit and tap on OK button.
  • Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa” key.
  • Now open forceguest DWORD, here you have to change the value to ZERO.
  • Now, Reboot your computer.

Fix: Registry 2

  • Launch Run.
  • Enter regedit and tap on OK.
  • Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked” key address.
  • Then find {f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6} DWORD, and open it by double click and now delete it.
  • Now, Restart your computer.

By completing these steps, you can eliminate the glitch and reinstate the Sharing tab where it belongs. Once you got back the Sharing tab now you can share the folder with other local computers.

Blair Lennon is a Internet Security expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, she has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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