Personalization Add or Remove "Customize this folder" on Context Menu and Properties in Windows 11


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You can right click on a folder or non-OS drive, and click/tap on Properties to see a Customize tab.

You can right click on the background of an open folder or non-OS drive, and click/tap on Show more options (Shift+F10) to see the Customize this folder context menu. If you click/tap on the Customize this folder context menu item, it will open the Customize tab on the properties page of the folder or non-OS drive.

The Customize tab allows you to change the folder template, folder picture, and folder icon if supported by the folder or non-OS drive.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Customize tab on the properties page and Customize this folder context menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the Customize tab on the properties page and Customize this folder context menu.



EXAMPLE: "Customize this folder" context menu and "Customize" tab on Properties page

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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Add "Customize this folder" context menu and "Customize" tab on Properties page

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Customize_to_drive_and_folder_Properties_and_context_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{ef43ecfe-2ab9-4632-bf21-58909dd177f0}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{ef43ecfe-2ab9-4632-bf21-58909dd177f0}]
@=""

; To clear any policies
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoCustomizeThisFolder"=-
"NoCustomizeWebView"=-
"ClassicShell"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoCustomizeThisFolder"=-
"NoCustomizeWebView"=-
"ClassicShell"=-

3 Remove "Customize this folder" context menu and "Customize" tab on Properties page

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Customize_from_drive_and_folder_Properties_and_context_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{ef43ecfe-2ab9-4632-bf21-58909dd177f0}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{ef43ecfe-2ab9-4632-bf21-58909dd177f0}]

; To set and clear policies
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoCustomizeThisFolder"=-
"NoCustomizeWebView"=-
"ClassicShell"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoCustomizeThisFolder"=dword:00000001
"NoCustomizeWebView"=-
"ClassicShell"=-

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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