I have installed Visual Studio Community 2017 RC on Windows 10.
After installing, it added a new context menu when right clicked on any directory.
I want to remove this option, but can't seem to find it from VS2017 settings.
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regedit.exe, go to
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\AnyCode, take ownership of this key, change the permisions for your account and add a
DWORD (32Bit) with the name
HideBasedOnVelocityId and set the value to
When you now do a rightclick the entry is gone:
Delete entry or rename it to
ShowBasedOnVelocityId to enable the entry again:
This answer is originally from here, and I am just reproducing it here for sake of brevity.
Use the Windows Registry editor to delete two keys:
You may want to back up your registries before going for a delete operation, just a good practice.
Another option, if you don't want to just delete it or can see it being sometimes useful but don't want it cluttering up the context menu, is to move it to the extended context menu (where it is only visible with Shift+Right-click).
Using the Windows Registry editor, add a new string value under each of the following keys, with the name "Extended":
You should then see the following contents when either of the above registry keys are selected:
Name Type Data (Default) REG_SZ @C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\1033\\VSLauncherUI.dll,-1002 Extended REG_SZ
After doing this you will only see "Open in Visual Studio" on folders/directories when you hold down shift, then right click.
You can use ShellMenuView to find this context menu entry and disable it.
Instead of searching for keys with the registry editor, just copy this into an empty file with a
.reg file extension and execute that file to delete the keys.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\AnyCode] [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\AnyCode]
None of the solutions worked for me... So I opened the Registry Editor, go to menu Edit > Find... And enter the name you want to find
Open in Visual Studio (or simply
Visual Studio if you want a broader search)... Click
Find Next and keep pressing F3 until you find the desired key...
In my computer, it was found in:
There was a
@C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\1055\\VSLauncherUI.dll,-1002
&Open with Visual Studio
So just erase it (but make sure to backup your registry before doing that, just in case)