Nov 27, 2008

Enable Folder Options & Task Manager

This is an alternate method for getting the folder options and task manager.

If your registry editor is not disabled then you can follow this method to get those things back. If Regedit is also disable then you need to enable it. See here or check the earlier method here

Now that you have the registry editor, its simple to get back both the optins.

--- First go to registry editor by typing regedit in start menu --> run and press enter.

--- Then go to these addresses in left pane

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer

--- In the right pane look for a Dword value named NoFolderOption and delete it or double click on it and set the value to 0.

--- Close the registry

And Folder options are back.

Similarly to get back Task manager; in the registry editor go to is address

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System

In the right pane look for the Dword value Disable TaskMgr

--- Double click on it and change its value to '0' to enable task manager and to '1' to disable the task manager.