Folder Option on Task Manager Disabled and Unable to open Registry Editor

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Folder options are disabled in my Task Manager. 

I also can’t open the registry because it says that it has been disabled by the administrator. 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #107680

Folder Option on Task Manager Disabled and Unable to open Registry Editor

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Hi Mitchy

If your administrator didn't want you to access the registry then he would have denied permission for you to edit the registry.

Editing the registry must be solely in the hands of an admin because the registry is where settings are stored for almost all of the systems features and functions.

If you have access to edit the registry then you have access to change almost everything in system.

It would be same as though you are given adminnship.

Wrongly editing the registry may cause serious problems such as making the system unstable.  

So you should have to ask your administrator to turn folder options back for you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #107681

Folder Option on Task Manager Disabled and Unable to open Registry Editor

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Hello Mitchy,

In case the Folder Options is disabled but you can still be able to access the  Registry Editor, then you can be able enable Folder Options by accessing the Windows Registry and changing the folder options from there.

Just go to start on your computer and then type run in the search box and then press enter. You will then regedit in RUN dialog box and then press Enter to open Registry Editor.  Look for the following keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrent VersionPoliciesExplorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrent VersionPoliciesExplorer

Navigate to the right-side pane and check from there whether a DWORD value named NoFolderOptions exists or is does not. In case it exists, you will then have to delete it.

Otherwise the registry editor and the folder options might have been disabled by a virus or Trojan on your PC and therefore you will need to run system restore to remove it.

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Mahesh Babu

Answered By 35 points N/A #107682

Folder Option on Task Manager Disabled and Unable to open Registry Editor

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From the looks of it, you are using a user account with limited computer access to the workstation that you are logged in to.

These are functionalities that have been disabled by the network administrator, or the computer administrator, for your specific user account or as a group policy for the group where you are a member of.

This is meant to have better security on the system itself and on the entire network and to minimize the chances of having unnecessary changes done on the system which may result to system corruption or data loss.

If access to such functionalities is of vital importance to your daily tasks, you need to contact your network or systems administrator and request for access to these functionalities.

Only then can you be able to have these back.

Answered By 985 points N/A #107683

Folder Option on Task Manager Disabled and Unable to open Registry Editor

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You need to login as a administrator if you need to use these services.

You can login as a administrator and then you can access these features. Just restart your system and login using the Admin account and make the required changes as per your requirements.

You need to see that what account you are using to access your folders and options and you need to check that what kind of account settings you are using. Go to START and then to CONTROL PANEL and then to user accounts to see and change your user accounts.

You will be able to change your settings once you are login as a administrator.

You also need to check the system registry and make sure that no virus is infecting your system registry.

You need to run a full virus scan on your system in this case and make sure there is no virus in your computer that is infecting your system registry.

I am sure you will be able to solve your problem.

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