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Restore The Legacy Context Menu in Windows 11

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Windows 11 introduces a new more cohesive UI design but one of the casualties is the right-click or context menu in File Explorer and on the Desktop. You can still access the legacy Windows 10 style menu by clicking on “Show more options” or by using the shortcut key Shift + F10, but if you just want the old menu back by default here’s the registry key to change.

Copy and paste the following into a command prompt or a powershell console and after a reboot the old menu will be the default.

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

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