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Windows: Hide “Details” Tab from File Properties

Sometimes you might want to hide the “Details” tab from Windows files properties window to restrict people from getting these details about any file.

Windows Details Tab
The Details Tab reveals some private information (meta-data) which you might want to hide

Here is how to do it

  1. Open regedit  – WIN+R and type regedit.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\
  3. Under “PropertySheetHandlers” key, you’ll find a key like {883373C3-BF89-11D1-BE35-080036B11A03}. This is the key which is responsible for showing “Details” tab in files properties window.
  4. Delete this key and the tab is vanished.
Windows Details Tab removed
Tab removed – that was easy!

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Remove the “Details” Tab from File Properties
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{883373C3-BF89-11D1-BE35-080036B11A03}]

These registry tweaks can also be used with a simply .reg file. Open your text editor and save these two files as <name-whatever-you-want>.reg and import it by double-clicking on it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Restore the “Details” Tab from File Properties
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{883373C3-BF89-11D1-BE35-080036B11A03}]
@=”Summary Properties Page”