Get security tab in XP Home This is a nice little tip/tweak for all the XP Home users. If used this myself many times to get myself out of scrapes. I posted it a few times on the old DB but now seems like a good time to post it here As we know XP doesn't have the same amount of security settings as Pro does but with this little tip you can get the security tab on the properties window and assign rights to files and folders, works well with taking ownership of files (here) and for getting around the limitations of a limited account without giving someone full access Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/downloads/recommended/scm/default.asp Download the x86 (Intel) version of the Security Configuration Manager and save it to your hard disk. Double click the SCESP4I.EXE file you downloaded and extract the contents to a temporary location on your hard disk. Then open the folder you extracted the files to and locate the Setup.inf (Setup Information) file. Right click Setup.inf and select Install. After the installation is finished, reboot your computer. Make sure you create a System Restore point before starting. WARNING: Adjusting the permissions on a drive, file or folder can lock even the Administrator account out of that drive/file/folder. Deny Permissions take precedence over Allow Permissions, regardless of your group membership. Administrators are members of the User's group, by default. Uncheck Allow, rather than using Deny.