How to remove options from the Windows context menu

remove applications context menu

Depending on the functionality of the application, it is likely that this be integrated into the system through contextual menus Windows, menus that are displayed when we click on the right button of the mouse when hovering over a file. However, this is sometimes a problem.

And I say that it is a problem because the number of applications that are added to this menu is so high that it begins to be a maze where does it cost to find the options that we really do use. Fortunately, for every computer problem, there is a solution.

This problem is motivated by the application not asking for the user permission to install in this menu through the Windows registry, so we don't have that option initially. Fortunately, we can access the Windows registry and quickly remove the access that is displayed in the Windows context menu.

Remove applications from the Windows context menu

remove applications context menu

  • The first thing we must do is go to the Cortana search box and type "regedit". If we have eliminated it, we can execute "regedit" by pressing the key combination Windows key + r.
  • Next, we look for the route HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /*/shellex/ContextMenuHandlers
  • In the ContextMenuHandlers folder, they are displayed all shortcuts that we have established in the contextual menu of our copy of Windows.
  • To remove the one we don't want to show, in my case, File Converter, we place the mouse over the directory and click on the right button selecting the Delete option.

This change occurs without having to restart our computer, so we can quickly verify that the access available in the contextual menu is no longer available.

This option is available for most versions of Windows, not only for Windows 10, since the operation of the Windows registry is practically the same as from Windows XP.


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