In the latest version of Windows 10, when you right-click on a file in File Explorer, Share option appears in the context menu. If you click on the Share option, you get the modern Share flyout which displays frequently used apps and contacts.
The Share option in the file context menu (right-click menu) is very helpful to share files with your friends and family quickly. You don’t need to open an app to share a file quickly. Simply right-click on file, click Share, and click on the app using which you want to share. Since the Share flyout also displays your favorite contacts, you can quickly share files with your important contacts.
Now, if you don’t share files very often, you might want to get rid of the Share option to tidy the context menu.
The best part is that you will be able to share files even after removing the Share option from the context menu. To share a file, select the file, click the Share tab, and then click the Share icon to open the same flyout. So, sharing a file is not a problem even after removing the Share context menu option.
Removing the Share option from the file context menu is quite easy. You just need to delete a folder from the Registry to make it happen. In this guide, we will see how to remove the Share option from the file context menu in Windows 10.
Remove Share option from right-click menu in Windows 10
IMPORTANT: We suggest you create a system restore point before removing the Share option so that you can easily restore the option using the restore point.
Follow the given below instructions to remove the Share option from the context menu in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open the Registry Editor. To do that, type Regedit in Start/taskbar search field and then press Enter key. Click Yes button when you get the User Account Control prompt.
Step 2: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following folder.
Step 3: Expand ContextMenuHandlers folder. You should now see the ModernSharing folder.
Step 4: Finally, right-click on ModernSharing folder, and then click Delete option to delete the same.
Step 5: Click Yes button when you see a dialog with “Are you sure you want to permanently delete this key and all of its subkeys?” message.
The Share option will no longer appear when you right-click on a file in Windows 10.
Hope you find this guide helpful!