Here is the step-by-step guide on how to remove the Share option from the Windows 10 right-click context menu and reduce clutter.
When you right-click on a file in Windows 10, you will see a new option called Share. Unlike the regular network share option, which was renamed to “Give access to”, the Share option allows you to share a file with other applications in the system. This Share behavior is very similar to that of the Share option in Android and iOS. Though the intention behind this feature is to give flexibility in terms of sharing with or via other apps in the system, it falls flat in execution.
The Right-click context menu in windows is one of the most versatile things. This is especially true in the File Explorer. Depending on the item you right-clicked on, you will find all kinds of useful options like open with, open with an application, properties, network share options, etc. One of the great things about the right-click menu is that developers can add additional options to enhance the context menu experience. However, having useless options in the context menu will make it bloated and cluttered. So, if you are not using the right-click’s share option, you can remove it entirely. Follow the steps shown below to remove the Share option from the Windows 10 right-click context menu.
Steps to Remove Share Option in Right-click Menu
Note: Before making changes, back up the registry just to be safe.
To remove the Share option, we need to edit the registry. It is pretty simple. Follow the steps below to remove the Share option in the right-click context menu.
- Open Start by pressing the “Windows Key”.
- Type “Registry Editor” and press “Enter“.
- Copy the below path by selecting and pressing Ctrl + C.
- In the registry editor, paste the copied path in the address bar and press “Enter“.
- Right-click on the “ModrenShare” folder on the right panel.
- Select the “Delete” option.
- Click “Yes” in the confirmation window.
- Close the Registry Editor.
That is it. You’ve successfully removed the Share option from the context menu. Right-click on any file and you will no longer see the Share option item in the right-click menu. If you are still seeing the option, the changes might not be applied. Restart the system and the changes you made to the registry will be applied automatically.
Related: How to clean-up right-click menu clutter.
Restore Right-click Share Option
To restore the Share option in the right-click context menu, these are the steps you should follow.
- First, get restore share option reg file.
- Now, double-click on the Restore-Rightclick-Share-Option.reg file.
- Click “Yes” in the “Are you sure you want to continue” window.
- Click on the “Ok” button to close the confirmation window.
That is all. As soon as the reg file is merged with the Windows Registry, the Share option will be restored in the right-click context menu. If it is not restored right away, reboot Windows. Reboot will automatically apply the changes.
A quick tip: You can open any .reg file with Notepad to see the registry code in it.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.