How to add Advanced Security to context menu in Windows 10

Having the command "Advanced Security" in the context menu of File Explorer is a useful option when you need to change file system permissions on a file or a folder. By default, it does not exist in Windows 10, so the user has to click numerous dialogs to get to the Advanced Security dialog, including first opening the file or folder's Properties. Here is how to save your time and add the Advanced Security command directly to context menu in Windows 10.

Windows 10 advanced security context menu command To add Advanced Security to the context menu in Windows 10, you need to apply a simple Registry tweak. For those who prefer to do it manually, there are instructions below. I also prepared a ready-to-use Registry tweak so you can just apply it without manual Registry editing. An undo file is also included.

Download Registry files

To add the command "Advanced Security" to the File Explorer context menu in Windows 10, do the following:

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

    Tip: See how to jump to the desired Registry key with one click.

  3. Create here a new subkey and name it Windows.RibbonPermissionsDialog
  4. In the Windows.RibbonPermissionsDialog subkey create a new string value named ExplorerCommandHandler. Set its value data to {E2765AC3-564C-40F9-AC12-CD393FBAAB0F}.
  5. Create one more string value named CommandStateSync and leave its value data empty (Default).
  6. Again, create a new string value named Position. Set its value data to Bottom.
  7. And the last value you need to create is a new string value named Icon. Set its value data to the following string:
    ntshrui.dll,-122

You will get something like this: Windows 10 advanced security context menu tweak

Now, you need to perform exactly the same steps at the following Registry keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Windows.RibbonPermissionsDialog
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Windows.RibbonPermissionsDialog
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Windows.RibbonPermissionsDialog
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Windows.RibbonPermissionsDialog

After that, you will get the following context menu command: Windows 10 advanced security context menu command

It will directly open the following dialog: Windows 10 advanced security context menu dialog

As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, it will save you a lot of time, especially if you manage file system permissions often. That's it.

One thought on “How to add Advanced Security to context menu in Windows 10

  1. throkr

    Thank you, Sergey, for this one; I don’t manage the permissions that often, but find it very handy to have it directly available in the context menu (I used your ready-to-use files …) :-)

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