Windows 11 Retrieve Old Right-Click Menu

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Retrieve Old Right-Click Menu

ref: For me, I always use shortcuts to create a new folder or file, but in the new menu, I need to use shift+F10 to open the full-version of menu first, which is quite annoying. To avoid that, I found this solution.

We can use Registry Editor to retrieve the old version of Right-Click Menu.

Step 1: Use Win+R to call the Run window shown below, and type regedit to open Registry Editor.


Step 2: Find the folder “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID”, right click on it, and select New->Key. Name the new key as “{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}”.

Step 3: Right click on the new key we just added, select New->Key, and name it as “InprocServer32”.


Step 4: Rerun explorer.exe by running the following command in a terminal:

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe & start explorer.exe


Then it should work.

To retrieve the new menu in Window 11, you can delete the key we add in the above steps.

Kaixin (Cayson) Yang

Kaixin (Cayson) Yang


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