Skip to main content


Remove The Customize Tab From Folders


Every folder on the Windows platform (excluding OS drives), has a Customize tab, whereby you can change It's appearance by selecting a file or Icon of your choice, and applying It thereafter. Moreover, you can also optimize It, by choosing any one of the five built-In templates. Given you can do this, so too can everyone else who has physical access to your PC. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to completely remove the Customize tab for all folders.


Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. Upon right-clicking a folder and selecting Properties > Customize (Tab), the above-mentioned options are available as pictured below.


Personally, I predominantly use the Change Icon option by selecting different Icons for various folders, for the purpose of dedicating them to specific tasks. This allows me to Instantly Identify each folder. If you're anything like myself, Inclusive of using the other options, you'd want your changes to remain as Is.

To prevent anyone from tampering with your customizations, I will demonstrate how to remove the Customize tab In It's entirety. This will be achieved by editing the Windows Registry. So without further ado, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:
To access the Windows Registry Editor, open the Run menu, enter regedit and hit OK.



Step Two:
Next, navigate to the following directory.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Then on the right pane, right-click and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value as Illustrated below.



Step Three:
Name the Value (that you just created above) as NoCustomizeThisFolder.



Step Four:
Double-click NoCustomizeThisFolder and In the Value data field, enter a value of 1. Hit OK to finalize the process.



Step Five:
The Customize tab Is now removed. If you find It's still there, simply reboot your PC. Here's the folder properties before applying the tweak. The Customize tab Is still available.



Last Step:
And here's the result after the tweak. As you can see, the Customize tab Is completely removed.



Final Thoughts:
Even If you've never worked with the Windows Registry, this Is an extremely simple process that can be performed by just about any user. That said, be very careful with the Registry. It Is a critical part of the operating system, hence any Incorrect edits, can cause significant system Instability and/or loss of functionality.

To reverse the change and have the Customize tab as per It's default state, go back to Step Four above. In the Value data field, enter a value of 0, and hit OK.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How To Decode The Windows 10 Product Key

Every Windows 10 operating system that's Installed and activated on the computer, has what's called a Product Key , that Is either pre-Installed by the manufacturer, or added by the end user when formatting their PC. In order to have a fully-functional OS, It must contain a valid Product Key. Whilst there are many tools that can extract It from the operating system, In this tutorial, I will show you how to manually decode the Product Key.

How To Create A Fake File Of Any File Size

Depending on your business environment or Individual requirements, sometimes there Is the need to test files of a given capacity. Such tests can Include Identifying how well your hard disks perform under heavy read/write operations, or to establish whether files can be securely deleted beyond recovery. Whatever the reason may be, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a fake file of any file size. 

How To Rename Any Power Plan In Windows 10

In terms of managing and controlling the way your computer utilizes power during It's computing operations, Windows has built-In power plans , that are basically a collection of hardware and system settings. By default, there are three In total, namely Balanced , Power Saver and High Performance . Whilst you can change the plan Itself, there's no option to do the same with It's name, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to rename any power plan In Windows 10 .