In Control Panel, if you click Internet Options, one or more tabs may be missing in the Internet Properties dialog box.


This behavior occurs because the

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

registry key contains the following value:


Note Name is the name of the affected tab. For example, if the Program tab is missing, the registry key contains the following value:




Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this behavior, use Registry Editor to remove the NameTab value in the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

  • You can change the DWORD value to 0 (zero).
  • You cannot resolve this behavior by replacing the Inetcpl.cpl file.
If other tabs in the Internet Properties dialog box are missing, remove the corresponding values from the registry key.