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Please go to Start and choose Computer
In My Computer window under Tools (press F10 to view menu bar) you can select Folder Options...
Missing:
Folder Options... is missing from the Tools menu
Type gpedit.msc and press ok
In the Group Policy window please navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates ->
Windows Components -> Windows Explorer  and open Removes the Folder Options menu item from
the Tools menu
The Default state is Not Configured and Folder Options is Enable
To Enable Folder Options select Disable
To Disable Folder Options select Enable

To finish press ok button and close Group Policy window
Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

To Disable Folder Options:

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoFolderOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoFolderOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

To Enable Folder Options:

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoFolderOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoFolderOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

To finish please close command prompt window and Restart your computer
Type regedit and press ok
Please confirm UAC pop-ups in order to continue
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
\Explorer and locate NoFolderOptions registrykey
Double click on NoFolderOptions and edit the value:

To Disable Folder Options:

Change the data value with 1

To Enable Folder Options:

Change the data value with 0
Now choose the same value for the second registry key and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and locate NoFolderOptions
registrykey
Double click on NoFolderOptions and edit the value:

To Disable Folder Options:

Change the data value with 1

To Enable Folder Options:

Change the data value with 0

To finish press ok button, close Registry Editor window and Restart your computer
Description:  

With Folder Options, you can specify how your folders function and how content is displayed.

For example, you can indicate that you want your folders to display hyperlinks to common tasks, other
storage locations, and detailed file information. You can also choose to open items with either a single or
a double click.

You can change the program that opens a file type. You can also change the items that appear on your
desktop

To change folder options settings, open Folder Options in Control Panel. Or, to open Folder Options from
a folder window, click Tools, and then click Folder Options.

For more information please continue to read the official Microsoft article
How to Disable/Enable Folder Options
Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows Xp
Gpedit:          

Warning Computers running Windows 7 Home do not have access to Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
This method shows you how to Disable/Enable Folder Options from Group Policy
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Disable/Enable Folder Options from Command Prompt
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to Disable/Enable Folder Options from Registry Editor
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
   
   
   
   
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