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

This post will show you how to remove Open in Windows Terminal context menu entry from File Explorer in Windows 11. The Terminal app comes pre-installed in Windows 11, so the right-click menu item is always visible.


Windows Terminal is the latest console app made by the Redmond software giant.  It is a feature rich terminal that supports multiple profiles, tabs which can host PowerShell, command Prompt, and WSL distros simultaneously, and much more.

It is highly customizable: You can change anything you want, from keyboard shortcuts to appearance. It supports setting initialization commands for profiles. Last but not least, it has rich text output with animated backgrounds, colors, and a GPU accelerated DirectWrite/DirectX-based fonts.The Windows Terminal app it is fully open-sourced and is available on GitHub.

Windows 11 Open In Windows Terminal Right Click Menu

By default, Windows Terminal adds a context menu command, Open in Windows Terminal, to the right-click menu in File Explorer. It allows opening Windows Terminal to the current folder with one click.

The same also works for the Terminal Preview version which is also available for interested users. If you install both the stable and preview Terminals, you will have two context menu entries.

Open In Terminal Preview Context Menu

However, if you don't use Windows Terminal that often, you can remove the entry.

Remove Open in Windows Terminal Context Menu in Windows 11

To remove the Open in Windows Terminal item from the Windows 11 right-click menu, do the following.

  1. Right-click the Start menu button, select Run and type regedit to open the Registry editor.Start Button Right Click Menu Run Command
  2. In the left pane, navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked. You can simply copy this path and paste it to the regedit's address bar.Create New String Value
  3. In the right pane, create a new string (REG_SZ) value named{9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155}. Leave its value data empty to remove the 'Open in Terminal' item from the right-click menu.Windows 11 Remove Open In Windows Terminal Registry Tweak
  4. To remove the Terminal Preview, create here one more string value named {02DB545A-3E20-46DE-83A5-1329B1E88B6B}.Remove Open In Terminal Preview From Right Click Menu
  5. Finally, to apply the changes, sign out and sign in to your user account. Alternatively, you can restart the File Explorer shell.

Done! You have successfully removed the Open in Windows Terminal item from the right-click menu in Windows 11 for both the stable and preview versions of the app.Remove Open In Windows Terminal From Windows 11 Context Menu

Undo the change

To add the Open in Windows Terminal item back to the right-click menu, simply delete the {9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155} value you have created. Once you restart the Explorer, or sign out from your Windows 11 user account, it will appear again.

Ready-to-use Registry files

You can avoid the Registry editing and save a lot of you time. The easiest method to remove the Open in Windows Terminal item is to use a couple of REG files.

Ready To Use REG Files

Do the following.

  1. Download the REG files in a ZIP archive using this link.
  2. Extract them both to any folder of your choice.
  3. Double-click the Remove Open in Windows Terminal context menu.reg file to delete the Windows Terminal item from the right-click menu.
  4. The undo file, named Add Open in Windows Terminal context menu.reg , is also included. Use it to restore the item in the context menu.

That's all about how to remove the Windows Terminal from the context menu in Windows 11.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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