How to Remove Cast to Device Option

If you right-click on the audio, video, image file, or a folder containing those, you can see the Cast to Device option in the context menu.

You can remove it if you do not want it.

In this post, you will see the steps to do this task in Windows 10. Let’s get started.


Open Registry Editor. Here’s how you can do this task: Open Run by pressing Windows + R. Type regedit and then press Enter key. Hit Yes in the pop-up.

I suggest you take a backup of the Registry before proceeding.

Go to the following keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Shell Extensions.

Hit the Blocked key. If you do not see the Blocked key, you need to create it, and here’s how: Right-click on the Shell Extensions and then select New > Key. Provide the name as Blocked and then press the Enter key.

Right-click on the space in the right pane.

Select New > String Value.

Provide the name as {7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7} and then press the Enter key.

Restart File Explorer or PC.

That’s all. From now on, you cannot see the Cast to Device option.

Note: If you want to add this option to the context menu, all you need to do is remove the String Value you created above and restart the PC or File Explorer.


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