Remove 3D Print with 3D Builder item from Windows 10 Context Menu

Most of the features in the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update were readily accepted by users as welcome additions. However, few of them left a mark as unwelcome visitors. 3D Print with 3D Builder appeared to me as one of them. If you have just finished installing Windows 10 Anniversary Update you will notice 3D Builder right-click menu entry being added for image files.

3 d printer

3D Builder is a cool application that has many uses. For example, it allows users to view, capture, personalize 3D files by embossing their name or do more. But its addition as an entry to the context menu is not at all desired – especially if you have no use for 3D Builder.

Whenever you right click or press and hold on .bmp, .jpg, and .png files, you will find the option being displayed. Is there any way to get rid of this feature from the context menu? Certainly, there is! Here’s how to remove the “3D Print with 3D Builder” entry from Windows 10 Context Menu.

Some users have reported that even after uninstalling 3D Builder, the context menu items continues to remain. If you face this issue and would like to remove this item, then here’s how to remove the “3D Print with 3D Builder” entry from Windows 10 Context Menu.

Remove 3D Print with 3D Builder context menu item

The method involves using Registry editor. So before you begin, create a system restore point first or backup your Registry.

having done this, Run regedit to open the Registry Editor.

Go to the following Registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\Shell

Remove 3D Print with 3D Builder context menu entry

Once there, in the left pane, look for the T3D Print subkey. Right-click on it and select Delete.

Repeat the above-mentioned steps for the following entries too – ie. delete the T3D Print subkey here:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\Shell\T3D Print
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.png\Shell\T3D Print

You should no more see “3D Print with 3D Builder” option being displayed in the Windows 10 context menu. While the application features  model visualization options and the ability to print to a 3D printer that has a Windows-compatible printer driver, its context menu entry serves little purpose if you do not use this app.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

2 Comments

  1. Ziggy

    Is it possible to create a batch file so as 1) to delete the reg entries aforementioned and 2) to re-enable said entries if you want them back? I know you can simply export and then re-import the entries but I’m curious to know how to do this through a batch file or some other method!

  2. Aleš Polívka

    Hi Ziggy, I use this batch to remove it from the context menu (simply create a .bat file, paste these lines in and run it):

    @echo off
    cls
    echo Creating the REG file on your Desktop…
    timeout /T 2
    @echo Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00>> “%UserProfile%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo >> “%UserProfile%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.bmpShellT3D Print]>> “%UserProfile%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo >> “%UserProfile%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.jpgShellT3D Print]>> “%UserProfile%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo >> “%UserProfile%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.pngShellT3D Print]>> “%UserProfile%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    echo Running the REG file and removing “3D Print” from the context menu…
    timeout /T 2
    regedit /s “%USERPROFILE%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    echo Removing the created REG file…
    timeout /T 2
    pause
    del /f /q “%USERPROFILE%Desktopremove_3dprint_context.reg”
    EXIT

    ———–
    And you can use this to add it back:

    @echo off
    cls
    echo Creating the REG file on your Desktop…
    timeout /T 2
    @echo Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00>> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo >> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.bmpShellT3D Print]>> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo @=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\PrintDialogs3D.dll,-5039″>> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo >> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.jpgShellT3D Print]>> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo @=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\PrintDialogs3D.dll,-5039″>> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo >> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.pngShellT3D Print]>> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    @echo @=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\PrintDialogs3D.dll,-5039″>> “%UserProfile%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    echo Running the REG file and adding “3D Print” to the context menu…
    timeout /T 2
    regedit /s “%USERPROFILE%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    echo Removing the created REG file…
    timeout /T 2
    pause
    del /f /q “%USERPROFILE%Desktopadd_3dprint_context.reg”
    EXIT

    ——-
    Hope it will help and won’t come back, let me know if you need more help. 🙂
    Greetings from the Czech Republic
    Aleš

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