Add “Play All” Right-Click Menu for Music and Video Files in Windows 11

Using a registry tweak discussed in this article, you can add the “Play all” command to the right-click menu to play all music or video files in the current folder.

The classic ribbon UI in Windows 10 was awesome. But the new File Explorer UI in Windows 11 lacks functionality. It doesn’t have the much useful command buttons for Slideshow, Play All option for music and video files, Email, Zip, etc.

Add “Play all” to the right-click menu

To add Play all to the context menu for music and video files, use the registry fix below:

  1. Download and extract the contents to a folder. It contains add_playall_context_menu.reg and an undo.reg file (if you wish to reverse the tweak later.)
  2. Double-click the file add_playall_context_menu.reg and click Yes to confirm.
  3. Now, open a folder containing music files. Right-click on a file, click “Show more options” (if using Windows 11), and click Play all.

    play all - add to context menu

INFO: Registry file contents

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Adds Play All context menu item for music and video files.




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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

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