Remove File Explorer's default context menu

Removes shortcut menus from the desktop and File Explorer. Shortcut menus appear when you right-click an item.

If you enable this setting, menus do not appear when you right-click the desktop or when you right-click the items in File Explorer. This setting does not prevent users from using other methods to issue commands available on the shortcut menus.


Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoViewContextMenu
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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