How to remove Share item from right-click context menu in Windows 10

In Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft added a “Share” option in Microsoft Edge so that people can share any link with their friends through email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Now, in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has enhanced this feature. If you have installed Windows 10 v1709, you will see the Share option in the right-click context menu. The Share item appears when you right-click on any media file such as image, video, etc. It lets you share the file with someone through email, Skype, LINE, etc. Apart from that, you can also save the file to OneDrive, or set a Cortana Reminder, and much more. If you have no use for it and would like to remove the Share item, here is how to do it.

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Remove Share item from context menu

You can use the Registry Editor to do the job. Before you begin, you should backup Registry files or create a system restore point. Having done this, open Registry Editor. For that, press Win + R, type regedit and hit the Enter button:

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

In this key, you will find another subkey called ModernSharing. Right-click on it and select Delete.

How to remove Share button from right-click context menu in Windows 10

After that, you will not see the Share button in your right-click context menu.

Remove Share item from context menu

If you want to get it back, you have to follow these steps-

  1. Go to the same path as mentioned earlier.
  2. Right-click on ContextMenuHandlers > New > Key.
  3. Name it as ModernSharing.
  4. On your right-hand side, you will see an empty string.
  5. Double-click on it and set the value to {e2bf9676-5f8f-435c-97eb-11607a5bedf7}.

That’s all! Now, you should get back the Share button as it was earlier.

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