View Full Version : File security settings gone.

18-07-2004, 04:46 PM
Hi there! Another problem. I have PC manual on cd with a video and text. All was allright. Suddenly the text file refused to oppen and PC asked to desable file security. Some weeks ago I downloaded security patches. So I assume that it might be the reason.
Any way in the file property dialog box there is no security tab where it supposed to be. So I can't change that setting. OS is XP home.
Any ideas?

18-07-2004, 05:26 PM
Go to control panel/folder options, on the view tab scroll to the bottom and untick "use simple file sharing". This will give you back the security option.

20-07-2004, 06:46 AM
Hi there ! In my folder options of Win XP home there is no "use file share". Any ideas?

20-07-2004, 09:47 AM
You have to be logged in on an administrator account or an account with admin rights. Under folder options you should have a tab called view. Do you have that? In the view tab there is a scrolling window called advanced settings, if you scroll to the bottom of this you should find the option to untick use simple file sharing. Let us know how ya get on.

21-07-2004, 10:23 AM
Hi! I am logged in as administrator, but in Folder options, View under Advanced there is no tab for file sharing.

21-07-2004, 12:48 PM
Check these out you may find something helpful.

How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP
How To Reset Security Settings Back to the Defaults
How To Configure Security for Files and Folders on a Network (Domain) in Windows 2000
To Display the Security Tab: Start/Settings/Control Panel/Appearance & Themes/Folder Options. View/Advanced
and clear "Use Simple File Sharing".
If the Security tab is not available and you cannot configure permissions for users and groups: The file or folder that you want to apply permissions to is not on an NTFS file system drive. You can set permissions only on drives that are formatted to use the NTFS file system.- Simple file sharing is enabled. By default,
simplified sharing is enabled in Windows XP unless you are on a domain. To work around this behavior, disable Simplified Sharing.