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Use Policy Editor To Add or Remove The Compatibility Tab On The File Properties Page

Written by: Dogar Sahab - Published: Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Remove Application Compatibility Tab If you want to know how to add or remove the Compatibility Tab on the File properties page, simply follow this guide

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Whenever you right-click on a program’s (.EXE, .BAT, .CMD, or .MSI) shortcut and click on Properties, the File Properties window appears. A lot of tabs are available on there.  You can add or delete the Compatibility tab using the Windows policy editor

Important: You will need administrator privilege to perform the following steps.

 

Steps to add or remove compatibility tab in Properties Page (Works on 7/8)

1. Step Press Windows + R to open Run and type gpedit.msc, and click OK.

Run Command

2. Step The Local Group Policy Editor window will open. In the left pane, navigate to Computer Configuration-> Administrative Templates-> Windows Components-> Application Compatibility by expanding the corresponding triangle icons.

Application Compatibility

3. Step Now, in the right pane you will see Remove Program Compatibility Property settings. Double click on it to edit.

Remove Program Compability Property Page

4. Step A new window will appear. You will see a radio button which is by default set to Not Configured

Not Configured

5. Step Now, to remove Compatibility Tab from Properties simply set the radio button to Enabled

Select Enabled

6. Step To re-add the Compatibility tab to the Properties page choose Disabled

Select Disabled

7. Step Click on OK to save the changes and close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

Click OK

That’s it. These are the complete steps to add or remove compatibility tab in Properties Window in Windows 8.

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