Edit/remove which items appear within Win Explorer right click context menu

What utilities or methods exist for me to edit, remove, or modify which items appear within the Windows 10 Explorer right-click context menu?

This right-click context menu on my computers is very long (see the screenshot) and I would like to be able to change what it contains.

How can this be done?

Right Click context menu
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That must be done with the Registry Editor.


I do not do this as Windows 10 keeps changing. I just get adept to scrolling down. But, to answer your question, it can be done.
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Also look at the configuration options for the various utilities that have placed entries there.  Often they will ask / allow you to decide if you want them integrated into Windows Explorer popup menu.

Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
While it can be done via registry changes manually, there are also some freeware utilities that are a more friendly tool, several mentioned in this article you could explore.

Look at this great freeware: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
"The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension."
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Putting +1 on McKnife's suggestion of the excellent NirSoft ShellExView. Here's a post that I made a few years ago with some additional information on it:

Note, however, that the Accepted Solution in that case was the registry hack mentioned above by John:

But I think that's due more to the Neo/Nero misunderstanding than anything else.

I should also point out that my preferred way of doing it is what Bill said above, i.e., via the app itself that installed the context menu, many of which have an installation option (and/or a menu option after installation) that controls the presence of the context menu. I would recommend ShellExView (or any third-party product or the registry hack) only in the cases where the app itself doesn't provide a mechanism for doing it.

Regards, Joe

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