SOLUTION: Folder Options not available in Tools Menu!

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  1. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Guys!

    Many ppl find that in their windows Tools -> Folder Options is not visible, they also can't access it from the Control Panel. I hv seen so many threads for this problem recently in our forum, I searched in forum and found more than 15 threads for this problem. :)

    So I decided to post this tutorial, in this tutorial I'll tell the reasons which can cause this problem and their solutions: ;)

    1.) You can enable Folder Options by simply editing the Windows Registry! Just type regedit in RUN dialog box and it'll open Registry Editor, now goto following keys:

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    And in right-side pane, check whether a DWORD value named NoFolderOptions exists or not? If it exists then either change its value to 0 or delete it.


    2.) If you are not familiar with Editing the registry, then u can simply download the registry tweak from here and then simply run the file:

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/folderoptions.reg


    3.) But sometimes u can find that regedit is also disabled, when u'll try to open regedit or run the downloaded reg file, u'll get error:

    Its a symptom of "RONTOKBRO" Trojan! You can get more information about this trojan here:

    http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/eksplorasi/
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/eksplorasi.exe-13150.html
    http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/_/_windir__eksplorasi.exe.htm
    http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/dangerous_files/1759-WinDireksplorasiexe.html

    Just scan ur system with a good anti-virus. u can try avast! or AVG as a free anti-virus or use Kaspersky or NOD32 as a paid solution. You can also follow following method to remove this trojan manually:

    http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/_/_windir__eksplorasi.exe_Removal.htm


    4.) If its not a virus problem and someone disabled Registry Editor in ur system, then u can enable it again by following any of following methods:


    a.) Type gpedit.msc in RUN dialog box and goto:

    User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System

    in right-side pane, set "Prevent access to Registry editing tools" to either Not Configured or Disabled.

    b.) Just type following in RUN dialog box and press <ENTER>:

    Code:
    REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    Now after enabling Registry Editor, u can enable Folder Options again by using 1st or 2nd step ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2007
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  2. QwertyManiac

    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Hehe I see your frustration after you replied into one of the threads today!
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    lol, I was not frustrated [​IMG]

    Actually I posted this tut, so that newbies can get their problem solved after going thru the mentioned methods quickly and without waiting for replies ;)

    I'll request Mods to pls make this thread Sticky :)
     
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    good one.... it will help my friend....

    but why does it disappear in 1st place.. is it due to malware or virus ???
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    Most of the time it happens due to the trojan, but sometimes may be some of ur friends play prank with u and disables it from either Registry or gpedit.msc ;)
     
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    hi vishal.did u forget to inform the changes to be made in hkey local machine to include folder options.actually i made the changes as u said but dint work.so i thought i shud make changes in the hkey local machine too.(the same drop down).it worked .thanks.
    and a lot of thanks for all the other posts.:) :) :) :) :) :)
     
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    thankx i was suffering frm this problem frm last 2 days
     
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    all thanks lead to VG and digit fast trck series:p :p :p :p :p :p :p
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    ^^
    thnx buddy :)

    I request admin/mods to make this thread STICKY :)
    I hv seen so many threads about the same thing recently, I think there r 2 or more threads today about the same problem.

    And all members give solution for the problem, If u make this thread sticky, mods can close the similar topics and can ask the topic starter to read the sticky in TUTORIALS section :D
     
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    gr8 solved my problem.

    this problem happend to me becas of Worm.Win32.Brontok.q
    this worm had disabled regedit and folder option.
    though i cleaned it with Kaspersky.
    and but it didnt enable regedit and folder option.
    so this is useful.

    thanx vishal
     
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    Nice one...
     
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    gud 1 ......... thanx
     
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    My pleasure guys! ;)
    thnx for posting ur valuable comments. :)
     
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    4.) If its not a virus problem and someone disabled Registry Editor in ur system, then u can enable it again by following any of following methods:


    a.) Type gpedit.msc in RUN dialog box and goto:

    User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System

    in right-side pane, set "Prevent access to Registry editing tools" to either Not Configured or Disabled.

    b.) Just type following in RUN dialog box and press <ENTER>:

    Code:
    REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    Now after enabling Registry Editor, u can enable Folder Options again by using 1st or 2nd step ;)[/quote]


    hey vishal,i tried this method but it didnt work...help me out here...iam using xp home edition with service pack 2..
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    Bcoz Home edition doesnt hv "gpedit.msc". ;)
    Also try this code:

    Code:
    REG add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
     
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    Nice tut
    thanks


    BTW did you notice that Qwerty maniac is in shameful misery
     
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    He is on a self imposed ban
    dude all of us are really addicted to thre forum so much that we can' study thats when self imposed ban comes handy
     
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    Buddy ...........
    how To remove the virus "RONTOKBRO"........
    I hv scan with Nod32...........but.............i am unable to remove it
     
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    dude use kaspersky...
     
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    I am not able to run the command regedit as run command is also disabled at the start menu. what i should do to restore run command menu ?
     
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