How to Remove Open in Terminal from Context Menu

Written by Thirumalraj

If you right-click on the blank space in the desktop or File Explorer, you can see the Open in Terminal option in the context menu.

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

Remove Open in Terminal from Windows 11 Context Menu

Here are the steps:

Launch Registry Editor. I suggest you take a Registry backup before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Shell Extensions > Blocked.

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

In the right pane, right-click on the blank space.

Select New > String Value.

Provide {9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155} and press the Enter key.

That’s all.

Note: If you want to add this option to the context menu, delete the String Value you’ve created above.

Thanks for reading.


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