Folder Options Missing From Windows Explorer Menu Bar - Solution

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Windows explorer with its inexplicable  bugs have annoyed and irrirated millions of us. One of the most common source of irritation is to find that the Folder Options under Tools of Menu Bar has gone missing. You don’t know why and you need it right now. So what is the solution? Let me tell you the simplest one.

1. Go to Run, Type regedit, press enter.
2. Navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer].
3. At right panel, look for an entry called NoFolderOptions. Right click on it and Delete.
4. Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer].
5. Repeat step 3 to delete NoFolderOptions entry.

You are done!


Afzal Khan
July 24, 2009: 6:50 am

I have a problem in my win xp, ie when I double click any of my local hard drive in does not open in the same window but opens in a new window. I have tried the ‘attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf’ way of removing it but when i restart my computer the same problem exists. besides the ‘Folder Options’ is also disappeared from the tools menu as well as from control panel. so plz help me in this regard!

March 2, 2009: 7:34 am

Hello! i have the same issue, however, when i go to the registry, on both current user and local machine i can’t find the NoFolderOptions entry within the the explorer folder. Any idea? thanks!

February 6, 2009: 11:53 am

Under file, I can not make new directorys, the option is missing

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