Sharing Tab has disappeared

The Sharing tab (under file properties) has disappeared.  Under Services on the Control Panel, "Server" is running (in the Automatic mode).  How can I recover the "Sharing" tab?
rbolingAsked:
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Mujeeb082598Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi :)

Check that u have the following key in your Hkey Class Root

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
"(default)"="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

if it is not their u can create the above key and the create the following key

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}\InProcServer32]
"(Default)"="ntshrui.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

Check and make sure the above dll is present in your system32 directory maybe by mistake u might have deleted it and that is why u are not getting any sharing tab.
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rbolingAuthor Commented:
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BlackManCommented:
This is usally because you do not have Adminitrator privilegde, which is needed to share something..
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valkaCommented:
Are you sure you have seen Sharing tab on FILE ?
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tfabianCommented:
the sharing tab isn't present on files, only on directories or disk drives.

check again on what you're attempting to share
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rbolingAuthor Commented:
Thanks for pointing out that the question is poorly posed.  The Sharing Tab is unavailable at ANY time.
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BlackManCommented:
And you are logged on as Administrator ??
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rbolingAuthor Commented:
Yes, I am logged on as Administrator.  I think that my Registry has suffered damage/unwanted modifications about one year ago.  At one point, the "Find File" dialog box was the only user option under "My Computer".
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BlackManCommented:
Another thing you can try, is to use the old FileManager (run WinFile.exe) and try to share something from it. The sharing option is always available here but it will give you an error if if can't create the share. This error might be a good indication of your problem..
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rbolingAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestion, BlackMan.  Yes, I can share subdirs using WinFile, so the OS resource is functional.  I suspect the entry in the Registry activating the Share Tab is faulty.  Also, the "share" option is missing from all pulldown menus.
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rbolingAuthor Commented:
Your suggestion did restore the "Sharing" property on the pull down menu associated with a drive or directory.  However, the Sharing Tab still does not appear on the properties for a drive or directory (that brings up the "Share as...", etc. box).  I think we are on the right track, but still need another "fix" to access the Sharing Tab.  Any more comments?
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Mujeeb082598Commented:
Hi :)

Ok check for the following keys

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{1F2E5C40-9550-11CE-99D2-00AA006E086C}]
For the above key their is no value set.

Then check the following.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1F2E5C40-9550-11CE-99D2-00AA006E086C}\InProcServer32]
"(Default)"="rshx32.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

If they are not their then create them.

Also check for the following

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]
"(default)"="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"
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rbolingAuthor Commented:
The last comment did it (had to create the "PropertySheetHandlers" key).  Thanks!

Bob
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