How to Remove Cast to Device Option from Windows 11 Context Menu

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. Hit “Show more options” in the context menu to see this option.

You can remove it if you don’t want it. Let’s see how. I use Windows 11 PC here.

Remove Cast to Device Option from Context Menu

Here are the steps:

Open Registry Editor. To do this, open the Run by pressing Windows + R. Type regedit and press Enter key. Hit Yes in the popup.

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

Restart File Explorer or PC.

That’s all. You won’t see the Cast to Device option in the context menu.

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

I hope this guide, “How to Remove Cast to Device Option from Windows 11 Context Menu,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.