1) Click Start >> Run >> Regedit >> OK.
2) Go to HKEY CURRENT USER / SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS/CURRENTVERSION/POLICIES/EXPLORER.
3) Now find a DWORD value “NoFolderOptions” and Change its value to “0“ by Right Clicking >> Modify >> OK.
4) Close the Registry Editor and Restart the Computer. In most cases Folder Options should work Instantly.
If you are not willing to Edit Registry manually or are afraid then you can download and run this Registry File and Restart the Computer.
To Download this Registry File Click here.
So it is a simple Trick to Restore the Folder Options in Windows XP.