View Full Version : Where have the setting gone?

01-09-2002, 07:31 PM
In I.E I go to Tool-Internet Options and there is only the Privacy tab, none of the other are there? How do I get them back. (I am using XP Pro)

01-09-2002, 08:24 PM
Sorry, my English isn't good. I mean... The only tab in the options is the privacy tab. None of the others are there. How do I get them back?

01-09-2002, 08:56 PM
Are you logged in as administrator?

Just guessing....

01-09-2002, 08:59 PM
Hi James thats strange. I havent got XP but as a last resort you could try reinstalling Internet Explorer - see this article on reinstalling IE6 under XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q318378.

I know XP has some sort of policy management - maybe it disables the settings unless you have the correct privalages. Anybody with XP out there know about the policy settings?

01-09-2002, 09:10 PM
Umm, yes I am an Admin. and they where their before but my dad took them away and now he can't remeber how to get them back, :@

01-09-2002, 09:15 PM
Ah Im learning more about XP all the time. Heres an article on setting file permissions http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/security/accesscontrol.asp. Hope its the thing your after.

01-09-2002, 09:23 PM
that url didn't work!

01-09-2002, 10:04 PM
And it isn't what you said it was I am sure of that. File permissions has nothing to do with this.

Jim B
01-09-2002, 10:22 PM
In Windows XP, the Internet Options tabs are controlled by a registry entry at the
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet Explorer\Control Panel key. Each Value Name is a REG_DWORD data type. A data value of 1 causes the tab to be removed. A data value of 0, or a missing Value Name, causes the tab to be displayed.

The Value Names are:


NOTE: If you remove all the tabs, the user will receive a Operation cancelled due to restrictions message when they press Internet Options.

You might want to copy/paste the following to a IEOptions.reg file. You can change the data value to 00000000 for the tabs you wish to display:


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet Explorer\Control Panel]

01-09-2002, 10:26 PM
OMG THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH! It worked, that was it! Thank you. thank you!