On Windows 7, the Open in new window context menu item for folders can be removed from the right-click context menu by adding a LegacyDisable value to the following registry key:


By default, however, disabling the key in this way disables Windows 7's Win+E shortcut to opening an Explorer window. It's also possible that it disables other Windows shortcuts.

How can I disable the opennewwindow registry key without disabling the Win+E shortcut?

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Try to add this key:


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