Windows 11 offers a context menu when you right-click a folder.
You’ll find the “Open in new window” option on that menu. Clicking on it will open the folder in a new window.
To disable or remove the option, follow the steps below.
Disable or Remove Open in New Window from the Context Menu
To disable it, follow these steps:
- Disabling the option won’t remove it from the context menu.
- The folder will open in the same window if you click on it after disabling it.
- The other ways to open the folder in a new window will work after disabling it.
Here are the steps:
Extend HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > Folder > shell.
Click on “opennewwindow.” In the right pane, you’ll find LaunchExplorerFlags Dword.
Double-click on it. In the popup, provide 0 in the “Value data” field.
Click the “OK” button.
Note: To enable it, change from 0 to 1.
To remove it, follow these steps:
Click “opennewwindow” (the steps are above to find this one).
Right-click on the blank space in the right pane and select New > String Value.
Enter ProgrammaticAccessOnly as its name and press the “Enter” key.
- If you want to reverse it, remove the one created above.
- The other ways to open a folder in a new window work as usual.
I hope this guide, “How to Disable or Remove Open in New Window from the Context Menu,” is helpful to you.
Thanks for reading.