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Add System Properties Context Menu in Windows 10

You can add the command System Properties to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to quickly check for the installed operating system version, edition and build number.

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One of the methods to retrieve information about the installed Windows 10 version is the System Properties page. Open Settings and go to System - About. System information will be displayed on the right.Find Windows 10 Edition In Settings

Alternatively, you can open the System properties applet with a special hotkey. Press Win + Pause/break shortcut keys together on your keyboard to open it.

For faster access, you can integrate the System Properties dialog into the context menu as follows.

Windows 10 System Properties Context Menu

To add System Properties context menu in Windows 10, do the following.

Apply the Registry tweak listed below. Paste its contents inside Notepad and save as a *.reg file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Windows.SystemProperties]
"CanonicalName"="{43D4846B-3DFE-4949-8BB7-8E5AC3964575}"
"CommandStateHandler"="{E410F8AE-00A1-4A1B-8247-924705718354}"
"CommandStateSync"=""
"Description"="@shell32.dll,-31295"
"FolderHandler"="{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}"
"Icon"="shell32.dll,-16778"
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-31294"
"VerbHandler"="{4c202cf0-c4dc-4251-a371-b622b43d592b}"
"VerbName"="SystemProperties"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Windows.SystemProperties\command]
"DelegateExecute"="{E410F8AE-00A1-4A1B-8247-924705718354}"

System Properties Menu Tweak

In Notepad, press Ctrl + S or execute the File - Save item from the File menu. This will open the Save dialog. There, type or copy-paste the name "system properties.reg" including quotes.

System Properties Menu Tweak Save

Double quotes are important to ensure that the file will get the "*.reg" extension and not *.reg.txt. You can save the file to any desired location, for example, you can put it in your Desktop folder.

Double click the file you created, confirm the import operation and you are done.

System Properties Menu Tweak Import

Windows 10 System Properties Context Menu

To understand how this tweak works, refer to my previous article where I explained how to add any Ribbon command to the Context menu in Windows 10. See

How to add any Ribbon command to the right click menu in Windows 10

In short, all the Ribbon commands are stored under this Registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell

You can export the desired command and modify the exported *.Reg in order to add it to the context menu of files, folders, or any other object visible in File Explorer.

To save your time, I made ready-to-use Registry files. You can download them here:

Download Registry Files

Alternatively, you can use Context Menu Tuner. It will allow you to easily add any Ribbon command to the context menu.

Add System Properties Context Menu

Select "System Properties" in the list of available commands, select "Desktop" on the right side and click the "Add" button (see the screenshot above). You can get the app here:

Download Context Menu Tuner

That's it.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Add System Properties Context Menu in Windows 10”

  1. Hello Sergey, in the last Winaero Tweaker, I coudn’t find the options “move to….” and “copy to….” in the context menu.
    I am sad !

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