In Windows 10 Fall Creators update, when you open File Explorer and right click on a file, you can now notice two new options in the context menu: Share and Give access to, former allows to send file to (contacts through) Mail and OneNote, and latter gives access to specific people.

If you want File explorer context menu in Windows 10 to be less bloated, you can remove unnecessary items such as these. We’ve already covered how to remove scan with Windows Defender context menu option, let us see how we can get rid of Fall Creators Update added Share and Give Access to options as well.

Removing Share Context Menu option

1. Open Run dialog, type ‘regedit’ and press enter to get into Registry editor.

2. Navigate to below key in the registry and delete the ModernSharing subkey.

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

ModernSharing Context Menu handler

3. Exit registry editor and open File Explorer, now if you right click on a file, you’ll no longer see the Share option, it has been removed.

Removing Give access to Context Menu Option

1. Open Registry Editor

2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions

3. Create a New key Blocked and create a new string value {f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6} and don’t assign any value.

 

Checkout the other articles we’ve covered so far for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.