How to Remove Manage Option in 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.

In this menu, you’ll see the Manage option, which opens Computer Management.

If you do not want this option, you can remove it by following these steps:

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

Extend the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies.

Press the Explorer key.

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

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 then press Enter.

Double-click on NoManageMyComputerVerb. In the Value data field, provide the value 1.

Press 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 this option, delete the DWORD created above or replace 1 with 0.

Alternative Method

Enter gpedit.msc in the Run Box and then press the Enter key.

Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.

Press File Explorer.

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

Select Enabled and click OK.

That’s it. To restore this option, follow the steps above and choose Not Configured or Disabled.


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