XP Home doesn't include some of the features of XP Pro, but you can see the security tab for folders. Usually, it requires booting into Safe Mode, but there is a simple registry change that you can apply to show the Security tab in normal mode. The effect is immediate.
This tweak involves editing the Registry. Please make sure to backup the Registry before attempting it.
I wrote two registry files to perform this tweak:
Show Security tab - http://www.mediafire.com/?0xsygtdn2nr
Hide Security tab - http://www.mediafire.com/?105vwjwngiu
To apply the tweak, download the two .reg files and double-click "Show security tab.reg," click Yes, then click OK. When you are finished, make sure to use the "Hide Security Tab" reg file because I encountered one program that wouldn't start with the DWORD value set to 1.
As always, look at the contents of the registry file to make sure it isn't malicious before you run it. It should be:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ;This tweak will show the security tab in XP Home without rebooting into Safe Mode. Use the "Hide Security tab" after. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Option] "OptionValue"=dword:00000001
The other one just has a DWORD value of 0 and a different comment.