Sharing tab is missing in Windows 10 Folder Properties box

In Windows, if you right-click on any folder and select Properties, in the Folder Properties, you will several options such as General, Sharing, Security, Previous Versions and Customize. The Sharing tab allows a user to share a folder with other users who are currently connected to that computer or in the same network. We often use this option to share a folder or file from one computer to another without using any pen drive or USB drive. However, if there is no Sharing tab in Folder Properties box or if you are not able to share a folder then this post will show you how to fix the missing Sharing tab issue in Windows 10/8/7.

sharing tab is missing in windows 10

Sharing tab is missing in Windows 10

This problem can occur in rare cases. However, the solution is pretty simple and straightforward. You have to use the Registry Editor to solve this issue. There is a particular registry key that is the cause of this problem.

So create a system restore point and Run regedit to open the Registry Editor. After that, navigate to the following path:


If the “Sharing” folder doesn’t exist on your computer, you have to create it. To do so, right-click on the PropertySheetHandlers folder, select New > Key, and name it Sharing.

A default REG_SZ key will be created automatically in that folder, and the value would be set to blank. Double-click on that key and set the value to:


Sharing tab is missing in folder Properties on Windows 10

Restart your computer and check.

You will find the “Sharing” tab in Folder Properties.

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Sudip is a student who loves to engage with the latest technology & gadgets. Apart from writing about all things technology, he is a Photoshop junkie and a football enthusiast.


  1. ssybesma

    If despite all the fixes for this issue your Sharing tab is still missing, look here:

    ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsBlocked

    I found {f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6} was being blocked…I have no idea how that happened, but it was after the Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April Feature) Update.

  2. Joe Bob

    Thanks, removing it worked. Guess its 1803 bug, or maybe Microsoft making our lives harder on purpose -.-

  3. Nick Wright

    Thanks, I found the same here & deleting it cured the problem. I noticed the tab had gone after the april update too, wtf microsoft?

  4. Xeno The Strange

    same thing happened to me, the below guy’s solution helped.

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