Open, Print, Edit context menu items missing in Windows 10/8/7

In Windows 10/8/7, if you select more than 15 files, you may find that the right click context menu has been shortened and that some items like Open, Print, Edit are missing.

This is by design and Windows does so to avoid accidentally performing these actions on a large number of files.

Context Menu items missing, shortened when more than 15 files selected

If you wish to remove this restriction, you can remove it as follows.

Open regedit and navigate to the following registry key:


Here create a new DWORD, MultipleInvokePromptMinimum

The Default value is 15 (decimal). The permissible range is 1 – 16 (decimal).

If you wish to reduce this figure, give it a lower value.

If you wish to completely remove this restriction, give it a value ’16’.

A value of 16 is interpreted as “unlimited”.

The registry change will go into effect after logging off and back on, or after restarting Windows Explorer.

Source: KB2022295.

Check this if you cannot Print more than 15 files at a time in Windows 10/8/7.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Mickael

    Hhmm… not working for me. I’ve added that DWORD and the print option still not appearing! This is quite difficult to fix :S

  2. luca giuffre

    Try to drag your files directly to the printer queue window , so slowly but for me it work

  3. Aiden

    It worked! Thanks!

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