How to Get Old Context Menu Back in Windows 11

Windows 11 context menu has a “Show more options” option (keyboard shortcut: Shift + F10). When you select it, you can see the old context menu.

If you don’t want to use the new context menu and want to use the old one, you need to follow these steps:

Open Command Prompt, and here’s how: Open Run by pressing Windows + R, type cmd in it, and then press Enter key.

Type in the following command and press the Enter key: Reg Add “HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32” /f /ve

That’s it. Restart the PC or File Explorer. You can see the old context menu now.

To get the new context menu, you need to use this command in Command Prompt: Reg delete “HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}” /f

Here’s how also you can do this task:

Open Registry Editor. I suggest you Registry backup before proceeding. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Classes > CLSID.

Now you need to create a key. Here’s how: Right-click on CLSID. Select New > Key. Provide {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2} and hit Enter key.

Right-click on the key you created above. Choose the New > Key. Provide InprocServer32 and press Enter key.

In the right pane, double-click “Default,” press the OK button, and that’s all. Restart your PC or File Explorer to see the change.

You need to delete the first key you’ve created above to revert.