Delete Folder Options menu in Windows Explorer

Steps to Disable Tools->Folder Options in Windows explorer.

(Can be used to prevent access to various options available)

  • Open Registry . (Type “regedit” in Run)
  • Go to  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • Select and open NofolderOptions Dword and set Value to 1

  • Log Off /Restart Windows


If  “NofolderOptions”  Dword is not present then create a new DWORD value with following settings:



Data: 1 (disable) /0 ( enable)


This removes folder options for User. To disable for all users edit key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.