Step 1: Open Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type “regedit” and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
Navigate to the following key in the Registry Editor: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\SharedFolder\.
Step 3: Modify the Value of the HideBasedOnVelocityId Key
Right-click on the “HideBasedOnVelocityId” key and select “Modify”. Change the value data from “0xf0816828” to “0xffffffff”. Click “OK” to save the changes.
Step 4: Restart Your PC
Once you’ve made the changes, restart your PC to apply them.
Step 5: Verify the Changes
After restarting your PC, right-click on a file or folder to verify that the “Share” option has been removed from the context menu.
Step 6: Undo the Changes (Optional)
If you ever want to restore the “Share” option in the context menu, follow the same steps and change the value data of the “HideBasedOnVelocityId” key back to “0xf0816828”.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can remove other options from the context menu by modifying the Registry Editor. However, it is important to note that modifying the registry can cause serious issues if done incorrectly. Always back up your registry before making any changes.
No, removing the “Share” option from the context menu will not affect your ability to share files. You can still share files and folders through the “Properties” dialog box or the “Share” tab in the ribbon menu.
Yes, you can remove the “Share” option for specific file types by modifying the corresponding keys in the Registry Editor. However, this requires a more advanced understanding of the registry and is not recommended for novice users.
Removing the “Share” option from the file context menu in Windows 10 is a simple process that can be done through the Registry Editor. However, it is important to exercise caution when modifying the registry and always create a backup before making any changes. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can remove the “Share” option and customize your context menu to suit your preferences.