still trying to activate the policies tab

August 25, 2017 at 15:07:24
Specs: Windows 7, i7 8G
Did not find the tab on mine that further layer down.. W7 pro.. The Policies Tab is missing from disk properties.

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#1
August 25, 2017 at 18:48:42
Where are you looking? What do you want to change?
There is "Policies" tab in the device manager under "Disk drives"

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#2
August 26, 2017 at 02:00:45
Actually, no.. There is no Policies Tab Anywhere in any Properties Dialog (see snapshot link) http://picpaste.com/NoPoliciesTab-D... .

By the way, this entry was a response originally to this post https://www.computing.net/answers/w... which was also talking about the Policies Tab, but it does not appear anywhere that I can find. A registry fix would be acceptable also, thanks :)

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#3
August 26, 2017 at 03:11:34
It can be a permission issue.
Is the drive formatted as NTFS?

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August 26, 2017 at 05:39:03
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#5
August 26, 2017 at 14:06:13
Hello,

The SDcard is FAT32 , and it should be noted that it does show up in the system tray on my other Win7pro i5 machine. On both systems I am running as an Admin user. And I think it used to show up on this machine (i7) also a long while ago, and that is why I'm trying to correct it.

To review, USB sticks do invoke the system tray icon, but SDcards do not, so when I looked into it online, the suggestion seemed to be using the Policies tab to change behavior, and that's when I discovered there is no policies tab in properties dialogs.

I also found this page " https://superuser.com/questions/745... " but it is unclear whether some of this will bring back the policies tab.

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#6
August 30, 2017 at 00:17:04
I guess the trail went cold. I'm starting to think there is just no fix for this issue (short of re-installing). I've seen other threads about the issue also (even affecting Windows 10), but no solution. Maybe there's some things Microsoft doesn't mind leaving broken?

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#7
August 30, 2017 at 05:14:13
The policies tab is controlled by the driver itself, so it's less about Microsoft leaving it broken, and more about your SD card reader manufacturer leaving it out. Official drivers may clear it up.

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#8
August 30, 2017 at 13:41:46
Thank you Razor ! ... Just knowing the cause helps to bring some closure. I'll look around for drivers if I can find the make of the reader. Until then the longer workaround (of needing to go to the Computer Drives window to eject it) works, even if it's more steps than the system tray method.

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