General Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 11


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You can right click on a folder that supports being moved and click/tap on Properties to see a Location tab.

The Location tab in the properties page window of supported folders (ex: user personal folders) will allow you to see the current location of the folder, move the default location of the folder, restore default location, and find target of the folder.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Location tab from folder properties for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the Location tab from folder properties.

This will not add the Location tab to the properties page of folders that do not support being moved.



EXAMPLE: Location tab in folder Properties

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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Add Location tab in Folder Properties for All Users

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Location_tab_to_Properties_page_of_folders_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{4a7ded0a-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}]

3 Remove Location tab in Folder Properties for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Location_tab_from_Properties_page_of_folders_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{4a7ded0a-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}]

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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