Every day using Windows 7, 8 or 10, you use the contextual menu or right click through you can perform various tasks.
On this tutorial, we will learn how to edit the context menu in Windows 10 that also apply in Windows 7 and 8.
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Edit Context Menu using Registry Editor
To edit the context menu in Windows 10 without any software you will need to use the Registry Editor, so its advisable to make a backup of the registry.
To open the Registry Editor press the key combination Winkey + R and type the command
regedit, finally press Enter
Go to the following path:
There you can check the context menu entries, right click on the want you want to remove and select Delete
With this method, you can remove Context Menu entries but be careful using the Registry Editor.
Another way to edit or clean up the context menu is using software or tools. On this tutorial, I will show you some of the best Context Menu Editors for Windows 10, 8 and 7.
Context Menu Editors for Windows 10
ContextEdit is a free tool that gives us the possibility to manage all the elements of the contextual menu.
- Edit Context Menu by File Extension
- Easy to use
When you run ContextEditor you will see the following window:
There you have the full extensions list to edit each Context Menu. Just click on the Edit button to edit any of the extensions.
MenuMaid is another option that will allow you to edit the context menu in Windows 7, 8 or 10 and also allows you to edit the IE context menu.
Once you open run MenuMaid you can edit the Windows Explorer & Internet Explorer context menu.
Context Menu Cleaners for Windows 10
One of the ways to clean the context menu is through the Registry Editor, but is very dangerous if you dont know what are you doing.
Instead, here you have an easy way through NirSoft utilities that offer you the way to clean the context menu in a simple way.
ShellMenuView helps us to manage all the Shell elements using an easy interface.
Just right-click on the items that you want to remove and select Disable selected items
Once done, you must use this other software called ShellExView, the use is the same as the previous one, right-click on the item and select Disable Selected Items.
Using these tools you can manage and control the context menu in Windows. In this way, you will able to personalize the context menu to your liking.