Network and Internet Add or Remove Sharing tab in Drive and Folder Properties in Windows 11


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You can right click on a drive or folder and click/tap on Properties to see a Sharing tab.

The Sharing tab in the properties of a folder or drive allows you to manage file sharing over a network in Windows to share files and folders on your computer with other users over a private or public network in your workgroup or domain.

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


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

The Sharing tab requires the Server (LanmanServer) service to be enabled, running, and set to Automatic.



EXAMPLE: Sharing tab in drive and 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 Sharing tab in Drive and 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_Sharing_tab_in_drive_and_folder_properties_for_all_users.reg


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

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"=-

3 Remove Sharing tab in Drive and 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_Sharing_tab_in_drive_and_folder_properties_for_all_users.reg


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

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]

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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