How to Add or Remove Manage Option in This PC Context Menu

If you right-click on This PC icon on the desktop or This PC in the navigation pane, you’ll see a context menu.

Hit Show more options, and you’ll see the Manage option, which opens Computer Management.

If you don’t want this option, you can remove it. Let’s see how. I use a Windows 11 PC here.

Remove Manage Option in This PC Context Menu using Registry Editor

Here are the steps:

Open the Registry Editor. I suggest you make a backup of the Registry before proceeding.

Expand the following keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies.

Hit the Explorer key.

If you don’t see the Explorer key, you need to right-click on the Policies key and choose New > Key, enter Explorer, and press Enter key.

On the right, search for NoManageMyComputerVerb.

If you can’t find it, create it. Here’s how: Right-click on the space in the right pane, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Provide the name as NoManageMyComputerVerb and press the Enter key.

Double-click on NoManageMyComputerVerb.

In the Value data field, provide 1 and click the OK button.

Restart your PC or File Explorer.

That’s all. Manage will no longer be in the context menu.

Note: If you want to add this option, delete the DWORD created above or replace 1 with 0.

Remove Manage Option in This PC Context Menu using Local Group Policy Editor

Here are the steps:

Enter gpedit.msc in the “Run Box” and press the Enter key.

In the local group policy editor, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.

Hit File Explorer.

In the right pane, you’ll find “Hides the Manage item on the File Explorer context menu.” Double-click on it.

Select Enabled and click OK.

That’s it. Follow the steps above and choose Not Configured or Disabled to add this option.

I hope this guide, “How to Add or Remove Manage Option in This PC Context Menu,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.