Windows 11 Disable new context menu, Explorer command bar


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Oct 31, 2009
I found this on Reddit very handy as I do not like the new right click menus. The new explorer menu is not too bad but I disabled anyway.

No 3rd-party apps or patches or whatever, just a simple registry value.

Run the commands in your preferred command line restart explorer shell to take effect.

Disable new context menu:

reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32" /f /ve

Restore new context menu:

reg.exe delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}" /f

Disable Explorer command bar:

reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{d93ed569-3b3e-4bff-8355-3c44f6a52bb5}\InprocServer32" /f /ve

Restore Explorer command bar:

reg.exe delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{d93ed569-3b3e-4bff-8355-3c44f6a52bb5}" /f
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