Remove “Scan with Microsoft Defender” Right-click Menu Entry

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When you right-click on a file, folder, or drive, you’ll see the “Scan with Microsoft Defender…” option. It’s a useful option to custom scan a specific file/folder/drive. However, if you want to remove the option to declutter the right-click menu, this article tells you how. The “Scan with Microsoft Defender…” option is powered by the … Read more

How to Remove “Open in Windows Terminal” Context Menu in Windows 11

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In Windows 11, the Windows Terminal context menu item appears in the right-click menu for folders and the desktop.

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Suppose you’re already using the “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open Command window here” option and don’t plan to launch Terminal via the right-click menu. In that case, you can remove the “Open in Windows Terminal” context menu entry to declutter the menu.Read more

How to Add “Open command window here” in Windows 11

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In Windows 11, the context menu “Open Command window here” doesn’t exist by default. Instead, you’ll see the “Open in Windows Terminal” and “Open PowerShell window here” (when you press Shift + right-click) options in the folder context menu.

This article tells you how to add “Open Command window here” (in Windows 11) to open a Command Prompt window in that directory path.Read more

Desktop “New” Context Menu Slow in Windows 10

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After installing a feature update (for example, v1809) on your Windows 10 computer, right-clicking on the Desktop and selecting “New” may cause a 5-10 seconds delay before the menu appears. The same delay may be seen when you click New → Folder or when pressing the Ctrl+Shift+N keyboard shortcut.

This issue is seen especially on Windows 10 devices running v1809 (October 2018 Update) or higher with the Kodi app (UWP) installed via the Windows Store.Read more

Remove “Create a new video” Option from Right-click Menu in Windows 10

With the Windows 10 Photos app set as the default image viewer, when you right-click on an image or video file (or a group of files), you’ll see the Create a new video option in the context menu.

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The Create a new video option lets you create a video clip from the list of selected image files, and optionally export the video file or save to your OneDrive account via the Photos app.

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This article tells you how to remove the Create a new video option from the right-click menu if you don’t use it and would like to declutter the right-click menu.

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[Fix] “Windows Backup Failed to Get an Exclusive Lock on the EFI System Partition” Error

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When you try to create a system image using Windows Backup on your computer, the following error occurs and backup procedure stalls.

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Windows Backup failed to get an exclusive lock on the EFI system partition (ESP). This may happen if another application is using files on the ESP. Please retry the operation. (0x8078011E)

Additional information:
Access is denied. (0x80070005)


Check your backup. The last backup did not complete successfully.

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Add “Settings” Cascading Context Menu on the Desktop in Windows 10

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Microsoft has moved most of the Control Panel features into the Settings UI in Windows 10, and at some point the classic Control Panel may be removed altogether. The Settings panel has different categories: System, Devices, Phone, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Accounts, Time & language, Gaming, Ease of Access, Cortana, Privacy, Update & security, and Mixed reality.Read more

Remove “Edit with Paint 3D” & “Edit with Photos” from Right-click Menu in Windows 10

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Paint 3D is a 3D model creation tool included in Windows 10 as a part of Creators Update. For image files, the entry Edit with Paint 3D appears in the right-click menu. Similarly, Photos app adds the Edit with Photos entry to the context menu, and is displayed only when Photos app is set as the default. If you don’t plan to use these options and want to declutter the right-click context menu, here is how to remove Edit with Paint 3D and Edit with Photos from the right-click menu.Read more