Access the Advanced Security Permissions Page via Right-click Menu in Windows 10

The Advanced Security Settings dialog allows you to configure NTFS special permissions for a file or folder along with the sub-folders (recursively), enable or disable inheritance, change ownership of an object etc. To quickly access the Advanced Security settings dialog, you can add it to the right-click menu for files and folders.

Here is how to add the Advanced Security Ribbon command to the right-click menu in Windows 10. This registry edit is based on the procedure described in article How to Add Ribbon Command to Right-click Menu in Windows 10?.

Add Advanced Security to the context menu in Windows 10

To automate the following steps, use the REG file add_advanced_security_option (zipped). Unzip and run the enclosed REG file.

1. Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and go to the following key:


2. Create a subkey named Windows.RibbonPermissionsDialog

3. In Windows.RibbonPermissionsDialog, create a string value (REG_SZ) named ExplorerCommandHandler.

4. Set the value data for ExplorerCommandHandler to {E2765AC3-564C-40F9-AC12-CD393FBAAB0F}.

5. Create a string value (REG_SZ) named CommandStateSync. Let its data be blank.

6. Create a string value (REG_SZ) named Position. Set its data to Bottom. This value decides where the option appears in the context menu. Possible value data are: Top, Bottom and Middle.

7. Finally, Create a string value (REG_SZ) named Icon. Set its value data as follows:


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8. Exit the Registry Editor.

That’s it! Here is how the context menu option appears.

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“Advanced Security” right-click menu option

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“Advanced Security Settings” dialog to manage NTFS Permissions

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