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Remove Command Window Here (Administrator) from Context Menu in Windows 10

If you’re looking for a way to remove items from right-click menu for files, folders and the desktop, you can do it yourself with a little bit of registry hacking. This article will show you how to remove items from the right-click context menu on Desktop, file and folder. We'll take remove "Open Command Prompt as Administrator" from context menu for an example.


Remove Items from File Right-Click Context Menu on File/Folder

Important Note: Make sure to back up your registry in case something gets messed up.

To remove Open command window here (Administrator) from context menu for file and folder. Here's how:

Step 1: Open the Registry Editor.

Press Win+R to bring up Run dialog, input regedit and then hit Enter key.

Open Registry Editor

Step 2: In the Registry Editor, go to the following registry keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command

Step 3: Remove the entire key for that particular program by right-clicking and choosing Delete.

Remove Command Prompt from context menu on folder

Remove Command Prompt (Administrator) from Context Menu for Desktop

You can follow the same steps as shown above for Desktop, but this time it uses a different registry path. To remove Command Prompt(Admin) for right clicking on Desktop, go to the following registry keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\Background\Shell\runas
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\Background\Shell\runas\command

Remove the entire key for that particular program by right-clicking and choosing Delete.

Remove items from context menu on Desktop

Test it by right-clicking on the file. Make sure "Open Command Prompt (Administrator)" is removed.

Test if item is removed