Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11, comes with a major overhaul, new features, and changes. However, there are many changes that people are not ready for; they are used to certain things that do not allow them to perform certain tasks or take some time. One of them is the “Show More” option when you right-click. Windows 11 plans to ditch the old classic context menu and wants people to get prepared for the new File Explorer context menu.

This isn’t bad either, as it still allows the use of the Classic Context Menu, but with one more step. You need to right-click and then navigate to the “Show More” option. The latest context menu is neat and still able to perform the same tasks as the classic context menu. If you are one of those users who doesn’t like the new context menu on Windows 11, then here is a quick guide to disabling the “Show More Options” in Windows 11. Without further ado, let’s get into this.

Disable New Context Menu “Show More Option” in Windows 11

At this time, there is no toggle or switch to simply disable this new context menu from Windows 11. To disable the “Show More” option menu, you need to switch to the Windows 10 Registry to get the Windows 10 Explorer right-click option. We have step-by-step instructions to follow:

  1. Open the Windows Run Dialog box (Shortcut key: Windows + R).
  2.  Type “regedit” in the Run Dialog box and hit enter.
  3.  Click on “Yes” to confirm UAC (User Account Control), and from there, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
  4.  Look for “Software” and then “Classes,” and go to CLSID. (Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID).
  5.  Right-click on CLSID and create a new key by naming it “{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}”.
  6.  In the “{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}” key, create a new key and name it “InprocServer32.”
  7.  Once you have created both keys, open the Task Manager (Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Shift + Esc).
  8.  Right-click on “Windows Explorer,” which should appear under the App Section, and select “Restart.”
  9.  Next, open File Explorer and test your new right-click option. It should now be working as the classic Context Menu.

That’s it! By following this guide, you can easily disable the new context menu from your Windows 11. Also, this doesn’t require you to reboot your computer. Once the changes have been made in the Registry, they will immediately come into effect.

How to Disable “Show More Options” in Windows 11 Using Command Prompt

If you find the previous instructions difficult to follow, there’s a great alternative that allows you to disable “Show More Options” in Windows 11. Here are the following instructions:

  1. Open Windows Search (Shortcut: Windows + S).
  2.  Type “CMD” and then open CMD as an administrator from the right panel of Windows Search.
  3.  Type “reg add HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32 /ve /d “” /f” and hit enter to execute the command line.
  4.  Next, type “taskkill /f /im explorer.exe” and hit enter. After that, type “start explorer.exe” and hit enter to restart Windows Explorer.

That’s it! You have now disabled the new File Explorer content menu “Show More Options” in Windows 11. It’s a straightforward method. However, if you want to restore the new context menu, you can follow the same instructions and execute this command line: “reg delete “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}”. Hit enter and press “Y” or “Yes” to confirm your action by hitting enter.

Note: If this doesn’t work, restart your computer because the new updated Windows 11 might restrict disabling the new context menu. You may find it difficult to change the new context menu “Show More Options” in Windows 11.