Folder Options Missing, Task Manager Disabled, Regedit Disabled

If you find that your Folder Options Missing, Task Manager is disabled or your Registry Editor (Regedit) disabled in Windows, this post should help you. Three of the most common problems which many face, especially if your machine is infected or just recovering from a malware infection.

There are some strains of virus that are resistant to even good antivirus programs. These strains can go undetected for extended periods of time, disabling tools such as the Windows Task Manager, Registry Editor, and Folder Options that are very integral to Windows operations.

If you face such issues your easiest bet is to use our freeware FixWin.

Use FixWin

Our freeware FixWin, the Windows Doctor, has a lot of such fixes for many such Windows problems. You may download it and use it to fix your problems in a click.

Folder Options is missing or grayed out

You will find the Folder Options is missing fix under the File Explorer tab of FixWin.

Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator

Task manager disabled

The Task Manager not opening or disabled by the administrator fix can be found under the System Tools section of FixWin.

Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator

regedit disabled

The Registry Editor has been disabled by your administrator fixes can be found under the System Tools section.

Alternatively, if your Windows ships with the Group Policy Editor, click Start > Run > gpedit.msc > User Configuration > Administrative Template> System > Prevent access to registry editing tools > Right Click on it > Properties > Check Enable> OK. Reboot.

Re-enable & RRT are small tools that will help you fix such nuisances. You may check them out too.

We hope that this will help resolve your issues.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.