When you right-click an item, you can click on “Show more options” or use the “Shift + F10” keyboard shortcut to access the other entries, but it’s an extra step. If the new Windows 11 menu design isn’t for you, it is possible to disable the new context menu to enable the new classic right-click menu by editing the Registry. In this guide, you will learn the steps to get the context menu will all the legacy options on Windows 11.

Enable classic right-click context menu on Windows 11

To bring back the classic context menu on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, whether you right-click on the desktop, file, or folder on File Explorer, the classic context menu will appear instead of the modern menu.

If you want to revert the changes to re-enable the modern context menu, you can follow the same instructions outlined above, but on step 4, right-click and delete the {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2} key and its contents. Update January 2, 2023: Instructions have been received to ensure they still work. Update January 9, 2023: Microsoft is also working on adding an option to make the classic context menu the default for Windows 11. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.