How to Remove ‘Open PowerShell Window Here’ Option from Right-click

Recently, I’ve shown you guys how to add ‘Open Command Prompt Window here’ option to the right-click context menu. That method allows you to keep the PowerShell option. If you are not a PowerShell user then removing it can make the menu clutter-free. With that in mind, follow the below steps to remove Open PowerShell window here option from the right-click context menu in Windows 10.

Important: To make this happen we need to edit a protected registry value. So, backup registry before making any changes. If you do something wrong while making changes, you can restore the registry with just a few clicks.

Remove Open PowerShell Window Here option from Right-click Context Menu

Just like with adding the Command Prompt option, we need to modify a single registry value. As soon as you do that, the PowerShell option will be removed from the context menu. Like I said before, only proceed after creating a registry backup.

1. First, open Windows Registry Editor by searching for “Registry Editor” in the start menu. You can also use the “regedit” Run command.

2. In the Registry Editor, copy the below path, paste it in the address bar and press Enter. You will be automatically taken to the target folder that contains the value we need to change.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\PowerShell

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - go to folder

3. By default, the key is protected from making any change. If you do try to make changes, you will be greeted with “Access Denied” message. To avoid this, we first get permission to edit the value. So, right-click on the PowerShell folder and select the “Permissions” option.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - select permissions

4. Before you can assign the permission, you need to change the owner of the folder. So, in the permissions window, click on the “Advanced” button.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - click advanced

5. In the subsequent window, click on the “Change” link appearing next to “Owner: TrustedInstaller”.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - click change

6. Now, enter “administrators” in the blank field and click on the “Check Names” button.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - click check names after entering administrators

7. The above action will automatically find and fill the Administrators group path. Click on the “Ok” button.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - click ok

8. Now, select the “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” checkbox and click on the “Apply” and “Ok” buttons. This will change the owner from Trusted Installer to Administrators.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - replace owner of subcontainers

9. After changing the owner, select “Administrators” from the Groups or User Names section and then select the checkbox under “Allow” next to “Full Control”. Click “Apply” and “Ok” buttons to save changes.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - select full control checkbox

10. Now, right-click on the “ShowBasedOnVelocityId” value on the right-panel and select “Rename”.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - click rename option

11. Name the key from “ShowBasedOnVelocityId” to “HideBasedOnVelocityId”.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - rename value

12. Close Registry Editor.

Wrapping Up

That is it. You are done editing the registry. If you Shift + Right-click on any folder, you will no longer see the “Open PowerShell Window Here” option in the context menu.

Win10 remove powershell from right-click - option remvoed

If you are still seeing the option, reboot the system and check again.

Hope that helps. If you are stuck in the process or need some help. Comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

If you are frequently open the Command Prompt as admin, follow this guide to know how to open Command Prompt always as admin in Windows 10.

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