Disabling “Show more options” in the Windows 11 context menu

If you’re finding that the “Show more options” feature in Windows 11’s context menu disrupts your workflow, this CMD command can help disable it, restoring the full context menu experience similar to earlier Windows versions:

  1. Press “Win + R” to open the Run dialog.
  1. Type “cmd” for Command Prompt or “powershell” for PowerShell.
  1. To open it with administrator privileges, press “Ctrl + Shift + Enter“.
  1. With the following commands, the “Show more options” can be disabled/enabled:

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

Disable Show More
Disabling “Show more options” via CMD.

Enable:
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}" /f‚Äč

  1. You Must restart your computer to apply these changes.
New Context Menu
Enabled (new version)
Classic Context Menu
Disabled (classic version)
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