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Thread: Folder Security Options In Xp Home Edition

  1. #1
    I have tried all sorts to get the security tab to appear when i right click and go to properties on a folder i cannot get it so show, i don't have the option to tuen off simple control in folder option in the control panel can i have some help.

    I am using Windows XP Home Edition

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
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    Mar 2003
    dont think you can do it in xp home

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    The security tab will appear in xp home only if you boot into safemode. It will work, but you must access it there.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Well, you don't have to do this in *Safe Mode* (XP Home). Although it is a little less intuitive, you can simply go to your command prompt - Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. Now type "cacls" in the window (without the quotes). This gives you the ability to add, remove or modify file permissions on files and folders through the command prompt. Type "cacls /?" for help on different options and variables. You do not need to be in safe mode to use this so it makes it a little quicker than using the safe mode security tab GUI.

    Remember - this only applies to NTFS.


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