How to restore the full right-click menu from Windows 10 onto Windows 11 using a single Terminal command

Dave W. Shanahan

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Why didn’t Microsoft bring the full right-click menu from Windows 10 to Windows 11? No one knows. Microsoft has made some great changes in Windows 11, but the operating system still has a long way to go before everything gets fixed.

Microsoft decided to replace the old right-click menu with a more modern and clean look. The right-click menu that you want to access from Windows 10 is buried behind “Show more options” on Windows 11.


And sure, you can try to type Shift + F10 to “Show more options,” but is performing an extra step really that convenient?! Follow this guide to find out how to revert to the full right-click menu using a single Terminal command.

Restore the Windows 10 full right-click menu on Windows 11 in one command

Here’s the single command that will get rid of the “Show more options” menu on Windows 11 and restore the full right-click menu from Windows 10.

  1. Copy and paste the following command into Windows Terminal, then press Enter: reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32" /f /ve
  2. To revert back to the default one on Windows 11, copy and paste the following command, then press Enter: reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32" /f /ve full right-click menuAfter you copy or paste either command and press Enter, you should see a message that “The operation completed successfully” below it.
  3. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

You don’t need to run either of these 2 commands as an administrator in the Terminal. Any commands performed will apply to the current user only. If you need to apply these changes for every user on the PC, then you will need to run Terminal as an admin.

Do you wish Microsoft would bring back the full right-click menu from Windows 10 and put it on Windows 11? Sound off in the comments section!