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Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10

Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10

File Explorer includes a useful feature that allows creating new files from the right-click menu. Depending on the current location, the user can create a new library, a new folder, or a number of registered file types like *.txt, *.bmp, and more. If you find no use for certain entries in the New menu, you can remove them from there.

Add Organize Context Menu in Windows 10

Add Organize Context Menu in Windows 10

You can add Organize to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to customize the appearance of File Explorer and get a number of useful commands like Remove properties, Layout, Change folder and search opions etc. You will be able to toggle the Details Pane, Preview pane and the Navigation pane from a single menu by right clicking. Here is how it can be done.

Add Layout Context Menu in Windows 10

Add Layout Context Menu in Windows 10

You can add Layout to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to customize the appearance of File Explorer. You will be able to toggle the Details Pane, Preview pane and the Navigation pane from a single menu by right clicking. Here is how it can be done.

Add Run as administrator context menu item to MSI files

Add Run as administrator context menu item to MSI files

It is useful to have an open to run Windows Installer files (*.msi) as administrator. There are some desktop apps which have issues installing correctly when UAC is enabled. Also, when you install an MSI package in a limited user account, it requires an elevated command prompt and a number of additional actions. To avoid this, you can add a context menu command for MSI files to the File Explorer app which will allow you to run the selected MSI file as administrator. Here is how.

How to add encrypt and decrypt commands in Windows 10 right click menu

How to add encrypt and decrypt commands in Windows 10 right click menu

For many versions, Windows has included an advanced security feature called Encrypting File System (EFS). It allows the user to store files and folders encrypted, so they will be protected from unwanted access. Other user accounts cannot access it, neither can anyone from the network or by booting into another OS and accessing that folder. This is the strongest protection which is available in Windows to protect individual files and folders without encrypting the whole drive. But Microsoft has kept this useful feature pretty well hidden and only in business editions of Windows. It is possible to add Encrypt and Decrypt commands to the right click menu (context menu) in File Explorer to using EFS becomes easier.