How to add Advanced Security to context menu in Windows 10

User Account Control (UAC)

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 commandTo 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:

    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:

You will get something like this:

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


After that, you will get the following context menu command:

It will directly open the following 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.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “How to add Advanced Security to context menu in Windows 10”

  1. 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 …) :-)

  2. Hi Sergey.
    Insane! This is useful. Even 7 years later,…Thank you very much for sharing this.
    I found out that click right to the context menu and press “e” is even faster, than scrolling to the option. There is only one problem, when something is in your clipboard, “e” will insert the files and note call the permissions dialog.
    I read here [] that it is possible to add an ampersand in the context menu entry name. E.g. Per&misson makes “m” to the shortcut. But in this case there is just the ExplorerCommandHandler key, not a name. Do you know a way to add a specific name/letter to this menu entry?
    Thanks again, very inspiring. Good things never get old.
    Greets Rob

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