Share tab in folder properties missing.

John Lenz 1,726 Reputation points

I have a WD USB drive attached to a replacement windows 10 system. It is used for backup of other systems data in the house. The windows 10 system was a replacement of a system that failed.

The windows 11 system file explorer "sees" the shared folder on the Windows 10 system; but when Quicke tries to access the folder for a backup, it cannot find the folder. (this is not a Quicke issues).

The USB drive was attached to the old PC AND the folders were setup to share on that system. On the new system, when I go to folder properties, The sharing tab is missing.

How do I re-instate the sharing property to the WD USB drive on the new system?

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  1. S.Sengupta 16,006 Reputation points MVP

    In Start Search type Regedit and hit the Enter key.

    Navigate to the following registry key:


    If the Sharing key is not present then you need to create this key. Right-click on PropertySheetHandlers and then select New > Key.

    Name this key as Sharing and hit Enter.

    Now a default REG_SZ key will be automatically created. Double click on it and change its value to {f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6} and then click OK.


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