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Enable the hidden “Share” page in Settings in Windows 10

A new hidden feature was discovered in Windows 10. It comes with a "Share" page in the Settings app which is not visible out of the box. Let's see how to enable it and learn what it does.

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Like most other hidden options in Windows 10, the secret hidden Share page can be enabled with a Registry tweak. You can do it as follows.

Enable the hidden Share page in Settings in Windows 10

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel

    registry-open-pathTip: see how to jump to the desired registry key with one click.

  3. Here, create a new 32-bit DWORD value named EnableShareSettings and set its value data to 1. Note: you still need to create a 32-bit DWORD value even if you are running a 64-bit Windows version.See the following screenshot:new-dword-valuenew-dword-value-enablesharesettingsenable-the-hidden-share-option-in-windows-10
  4. Now, close Settings if you had it opened and open the Settings app once again.settings-app
  5. Once you open Settings, go to System. There, you will find a new page called "Share". It looks as follows:system-sharehidden-share-page-in-windows-10

So, you just enabled the secret hidden Share page in the Settings app.

Once enabled, it will allow you to control which apps will appear in the Share app list of Windows 10. You can see that list when you are sharing a file from Explorer, for example:share-a-file-from-explorer

windows-10-share-paneSo using this new option, it is possible to add or remove certain apps from the Share app list in the Share pane. I disabled OneNote to try out the feature and it seems to be working:disable-one-note
share-pane-no-onenote
Watch the following video to see the whole process in action (our YouTube channel is HERE)

Besides the mentioned ability, using the Share page the user can

  • Sort the share app list by frequency of usage using the option "Show apps I use most often at the top of the app list".
  • Enable or disable the option "Show a list of how I share most often".
  • Adjust the length of the list from 1 item to 20 items. The default size of the app list is 5 apps.

To save your time, you can enable the hidden Share page in Settings using Winaero Tweaker. See the following screenshot:

winaero-tweaker-share-pageGet it here:

Download Winaero Tweaker

That's it. Credits for this discovery go to MDL forum user kw259. Other users in the mentioned thread report that this trick also works in Redstone 1 builds. So, if you are running Windows 10 build 14393, you can try to enable the Share page.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

10 thoughts on “Enable the hidden “Share” page in Settings in Windows 10”

  1. Every screenshot looks so dirty and not pleasing to look at because of loads of Winaero watermarks being put all over the place.

    1. If you are speaking about the Share pane (the right blue area on the screenshot) is still accessible with Win+H.
      The Share page in the Settings app is a new feature for the Settings app in Windows 10.

  2. In your tool WinAeroTweaker the link “see in detail how …” does not show to this page (it shows to defender”).

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