Network and Internet Add or Remove "Give access to" context menu in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Give access to context menu for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The Give access to context menu makes it easy for a user to grant access to share their selected files, folders, and libraries with other users registered on the PC.

Reference:

Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Give access to" context menu for Current User in Folder Options
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Give access to" context menu for Current User using REG file
  • Option Three: Add or Remove "Give access to" context menu for All Users using REG file


EXAMPLE: "Give access to" context menu

You will need to click/tap on Show more options first by default, then click/tap on Give access to.



Show_more_options.png Drive_Give_access_to.png File_Give_access_to.png Folder_Give_access_to.png Library_Give_access_to.png




Option One

Add or Remove "Give access to" context menu for Current User in Folder Options


1 Open Folder Options.

2 Click/tap on the View tab. (see screenshot below)

3 Check (on- default) or uncheck (off) Use Sharing Wizard for what you want.

4 Click/tap on OK.

Use_sharing_wizard.png





Option Two

Add or Remove "Give access to" context menu for Current User using REG file


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

2 Add "Give access to" context menu for Current User

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_Give_access_to_context_menu_for_current_user.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"SharingWizardOn"=dword:00000001

3 Remove "Give access to" context menu for Current User

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

Remove_Give_access_from_context_menu_for_current_user.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"SharingWizardOn"=dword:00000000

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 You may need to Refresh (F5) the current File Explorer window or Desktop to apply.

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




Option Three

Turn On or Off Display File Size Info in Folder Tips in Folder Options


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


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


 2. Add "Give access to" context menu for All Users

This is the default setting to allow Option One and Option Two to work.


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

Add_Give_access_to_context_menu_for_all_users.reg


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

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\CopyHookHandlers\Sharing]
@="{40dd6e20-7c17-11ce-a804-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\UserLibraryFolder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoInplaceSharing"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"forceguest"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"SharingWizardOn"=dword:00000001


 3. Remove "Give access to" context menu for All Users

This will override Option One and Option Two.


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

Remove_Give_access_from_context_menu_for_all_users.reg


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

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\UserLibraryFolder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]

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 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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