How to Remove Edit with Photos Option

If you right click on the image file, you can see the Edit with Photos 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. I’m using a Windows 10 PC here. Let’s get started.

Remove Edit with Photos Option

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_CLASSES_ROOT > AppX43hnxtbyyps62jhe9sqpdzxn1790zetc > Shell > ShellEdit.

Right-click on the space in the right pane.

Select New > String Value.

Provide the name as ProgrammaticAccessOnly and then press the Enter key.

That’s all. Now, right-click on the image file and you cannot see the Edit with Photos option.

If you want to add this option to the context menu, then all you need to do is remove the String Value you have created above.

Here’s an alternative method to do the same task:

Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I.

Hit Apps.

Hit Default Apps in the left sidebar,

Click on “Photos” in the “Photo viewer” section.

Choose any app other than “Photos.”

That’s it. You can now see the change in the context menu if you right-click on an image file.

If you want to add this option to the context menu, then all you need to do is follow the above steps and select Photos.

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