Personalization Add or Remove Rotate Left and Rotate Right Context Menu in Windows 11


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Windows includes a built-in feature allowing you to quickly rotate an image file to the left and right, and automatically save the rotation change.

You can rotate left to turn the selected image 90 degrees to the left.

You can rotate right to turn the selected image 90 degrees to the right.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Rotate left and Rotate right context menu for image files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


While you must be signed in as an administrator to add and remove the Rotate left and Rotate right context menu, all users can use the context menu.



EXAMPLE: "Rotate left" and "Rotate right" context menu

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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 "Rotate left" and "Rotate right" to Context Menu

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_Rotate_right_and_Rotate_left_context_menu.reg


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

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avci\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.dds\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.dib\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.gif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.heic\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.heif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.hif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.ico\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jfif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpe\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpeg\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jxr\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.png\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.rle\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tiff\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.wdp\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.webp\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]
@="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

3 Remove "Rotate left" and "Rotate right" from Context Menu

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

Remove_Rotate_right_and_Rotate_left_context_menu.reg


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

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avci\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.dds\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.dib\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.gif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.heic\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.heif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.hif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.ico\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jfif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpe\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpeg\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jxr\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.png\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.rle\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tif\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tiff\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.wdp\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.webp\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

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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