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Remove ‘Give access to’ Context Menu item in Windows 10

In one of our previous tutorials, we explained the method to remove the Share item from right-click context menu in Windows 10. Similarly, you can remove the ‘Give access to’ entry from the right-click context menu in Windows 10 v1709.

In the latest version of Windows 10, when you right-click on any file/folder in File Explorer, a ‘Give access to’ option appears in the context menu. When you select this option, it expands and displays two more options residing under it.

  1. Remove Access
  2. Specific People

As the name suggests, these shortcuts allow you to either limit files/folders access to specific individuals or remove access completely. You may not have any use for it. Moreover, multiple entries of these type in context menu can cause an unusual delay in displaying the menu on the screen. So, if you want to remove this item from the context menu, here’s how to do it.

Remove ‘Give access to’ Context Menu item

Press Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run dialog box. Type regedit, and click OK to open the Registry.

Now navigate to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions

Next, right-click the Shell Extensions folder, select New option, and choose Key.

Name the new key as Blocked. Now, select the Blocked key, right-click in empty space on the right side and select New > String Value.

Assign the new String the following value {f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6} and press Enter.

Please note that here you are not required to change the value of the String once you’ve completed the steps.

A simple restart or sign out and sign in is enough to allow the change to take effect.

Now, when you right-click a folder or a file, you’ll no longer see the “Give access to” option.

At any time, you can revert the changes by following the same instructions given above, but right-click the String you created earlier and select Delete to remove it.