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How to Get Old Context Menu Back in Windows 11

Written by Thirumalraj

The Windows 11 context menu has a “Show more options” option (keyboard shortcut: Shift + F10). When you select it, you can see the old context menu.

If you don’t want to use the new context menu and want to use the old one, follow any of the below methods.

Get Old Context Menu Back in Windows 11

Here are the steps:

Open Command Prompt, and here’s how: Open Run by pressing Windows + R, type cmd in it, and press Enter.

Type in the following command and press the Enter key:

Reg Add “HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32” /f /ve

That’s it. Restart your PC or File Explorer. You can see the old context menu now.

To get to the new context menu, you need to use this command in Command Prompt:

Reg delete “HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}” /f

Get Old Context Menu Back in Windows 11 using Registry Editor

Here’s how you can also do this task:

Open Registry Editor. I suggest you Registry backup before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Classes > CLSID.

Now you need to create a key. Here’s how: Right-click on CLSID. Select New > Key. Provide {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2} and hit the Enter key.

Right-click on the key you created above. Choose the New > Key. Provide InprocServer32 and press the Enter key.

In the right pane, double-click “Default” and hit the OK button.

Restart your PC or File Explorer to see the changes.

You need to delete the first key you’ve created above to revert.

Thanks for reading.

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