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Add or Remove “Customize this folder” on Context Menu and Properties in Windows 11

You can right click on a folder or non-OS drive, and click/tap on Properties to see a Customize tab.

You can right click on the background of an open folder or non-OS drive, and click/tap on Show more options (Shift+F10) to see the Customize this folder context menu. If you click/tap on the Customize this folder context menu item, it will open the Customize tab on the properties page of the folder or non-OS drive.

The Customize tab allows you to change the folder template, folder picture, and folder icon if supported by the folder or non-OS drive.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Customize tab on the properties page and Customize this folder context menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Previous Versions from Context Menu and Properties in Windows 11

You can right click on a drive, file, or folder, and click/tap on Properties to see a Previous Versions tab.

You can right click on a drive, file, or folder, and click/tap on Show more options (Shift+F10) to see the Restore previous versions context menu. If you click/tap on the Restore previous versions context menu item, it will open the Previous Versions tab on the properties page of the drive, file, or folder.

The previous versions feature in Windows allows you to restore a previous version of files, folders, and drives that were saved or backed up as part of a restore point, File History, and/or Windows Backup.

If a file, folder, or drive was not included in a restore point, added to File History, or included in a Windows Backup, then there will not be any previous versions available for it.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Previous Versions tab from the properties page and Restore previous versions from the context menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Security tab on Properties Page in Windows 11

You can right click on a drive, file, folder, or shortcut on a NTFS formatted volume and click/tap on Properties to see a Security tab.

The Security tab allows users to change owner and modify permissions for access rights of a drive, file, folder, or shortcut.

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

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

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.

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Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 11

You can right click on a folder that supports being moved and click/tap on Properties to see a Location tab.

The Location tab in the properties page window of supported folders (ex: user personal folders) will allow you to see the current location of the folder, move the default location of the folder, restore default location, and find target of the folder.

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

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Add or Remove Compatibility tab in App Properties in Windows 11

You can right click on a program shortcut or executable file and click/tap on Properties to see a Compatibility tab.

The Compatibility tab displays a list of settings that can be selected and applied to the app to resolve the most common issues affecting legacy applications.

You can use compatibility mode to run the program using settings from an earlier version of Windows. You can try this setting if you know the program is designed for (or worked with) a specific version of Windows.

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

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How to Add or Remove Sharing tab in Folder Properties in Windows

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.

To open the Sharing tab, you can right click or press and hold on a folder or drive, click/tap on Properties, and click/tap on the Sharing tab.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Sharing tab in drive and folder properties for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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Add or Remove Offline Files tab in Network File and Folder Properties in Windows 10

You can right click or press and hold on a network file or folder in Windows, and click/tap on Properties to see more details about the network file’s or folder’s properties.

If you set a network file or folder to always available offline, the Offline Files tab will be added to the properties page window of the network file or folder by default. The Offline Files tab will be unavailable if the network file or folder is not set to always available offline.

Offline Files is a feature of Sync Center that makes network files available to a user, even if the network connection to the server is unavailable.

Users can use offline files (if enabled) to make their network files always available offline to keep a copy of the files stored on the network on your computer. This allows users to work with them even when they are not connected to the network or a server is unavailable. The next time the user connects to the network or the server is available, their offline files on your computer will automatically sync to the network files on the server to update.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Offline Files tab on the Properties page of network files and folders for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 10

You can right click or press and hold on a folder in Windows, and click/tap on Properties to see more details about the folder’s properties.

The Location tab in the properties page window of supported folders (ex: user personal folders) will allow you to see the current location of the folder, move the default location of the folder, restore default location, and find target of the folder.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Location tab on the Properties page of folders for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove ReadyBoost tab in Drive Properties in Windows 10

You can right click or press and hold on a drive in Windows, and click/tap on Properties to see more details about the drive’s properties.

The ReadyBoost tab in the properties page window of drives allow you to manage using the ReadyBoost feature on removable storage media such as a SD card or USB flash drive.

If you have a NetBook or an older PC with relatively low memory or little disk space capacity, you could use the ReadyBoost function to provide this PC with more memory. You can use non-volatile flash memory such as current USB memory stick or SD memory cards to improve the performance of your system. This additional memory is provided as cache memory, to speed up, for example, the loading or editing of large files.

ReadyBoost will not be enabled if the computer is fast enough that ReadyBoost is unlikely to provide additional benefit. In this situation, you may want to remove the ReadyBoost tab on the Properties page of drives since you will not be using it.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the ReadyBoost tab on the Properties page of drives for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Quota tab in Drive Properties in Windows 10

You can right click or press and hold on a drive in Windows, and click/tap on Properties to see more details about the drive’s properties.

The Quota tab in the properties page window of drives allow you to manage quota settings for the drive.

Disk quotas track and control disk space usage for NTFS file system volumes, allowing administrators to control the amount of data that each user can store on a specific NTFS volume. Administrators can optionally configure the system to log an event when users are near their quota, and to deny further disk space to users who exceed their quota. Administrators can also generate reports, and use the event monitor to track quota issues.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Quota tab on the Properties page of drives for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Hardware tab in Drive Properties in Windows 10

You can right click or press and hold on a drive in Windows, and click/tap on Properties to see more details about the drive’s properties.

The Hardware tab in the properties page window of drives allow you to see device properties for the drive.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Hardware tab on the Properties page of drives for all users in Windows 10.

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