Winaero Tweaker 1.60 is here [Updated to 1.60.1]

It took a very long time, but it finally happened. Winaero Tweaker 1.60 is available for download with several new features and improvements. Here's an overview of new features you will find in this release.

Winaero Tweaker About

[Update Feb 07, 2023] If you see an error message when click on the "classic user accounts" in the Control Panel, please do the following.


  • run Winaero Tweaker and remove the check mark from the Classic User Accounts option.
  • download the Winaero Tweaker installer (I have updated it) and install it over the existing app.
  • Re-enable the Classic User Accounts option.

What's new in Winaero Tweaker 1.60.1

  • Version 1.60.1 fixed a crash in Terminal profiles context menu introduced in version 1.60.
  • Proper Windows 11 23H2 detection.
  • The Startup sound checkbox now reflects the actual status (enabled or disabled) in recent Windows versions.
  • The Hide Pages in Settings option now allows hiding the Home page on Windows 11.Hide Home
  • You can now disable Copilot on both Windows 10 and Windows 11.Disable Copilot
  • New and improved context menu features:
    • Remove the "Edit in Notepad" context menu entry on Windows 11.Remove Edit With Notepad
    • Add Copilot to the desktop context menu.Copilot Context Menu
    • On Windows 11, you can now restore the "Edit" entry for images, and set it to any app of your choice!Edit For Images
    • Terminal Profiles context menu has been reworked. It now shows profiles available in the JSON config file, and allows adding any of them to the right-click menu of folders. There are also little improvements here and there in this option.Terminal Profiles Context Menu
  • I have updated the Navigation Pane - default items option. It can now properly differentiate the Home and Quick Access folders, and also allows removing the Gallery item.Navigation Pane Finally, the classic Favorites folder is no longer part of "Default items". But if you want, you can add it via the "Custom items" option for the Navigation pane.Classic Favorites
  • The Show BSOD details setting has got a  dedicated option to disable the "Smiley" thing.Bsod
  • It is now possible to add Classic User Accounts to the Control Panel (control.exe).Classic User Accounts
  • Under Tools on the left, you will find a new option to reset preview thumbnail cache. It is useful if you see corrupted or missing folder or file previews in File Explorer. This works in all Windows versions supported by the app (Windows 7+).Reset Thumbnail Cache
  • You can now set any desired folder to be File Explorer's start folder instead of Home or Quick Access.Explorer Start Folder
  • Finally, in Winaero Tweaker, the Recent changes page can now be opened with a shortcut, from the menu, and via a new toolbar button.Recent Changes Navigation


Download Winaero Tweaker 1.60

You can download Winaero Tweaker using the following links.

Other resources.

Release History | The list of Winaero Tweaker features | Winaero Tweaker FAQ

Thanks to everyone for bug reports and suggestions. Much appreciated.

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29 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker 1.60 is here [Updated to 1.60.1]”

  1. Hi. Is there an email address to which i can submit possible bugs in Winaero Tweaker 1.60.1? Sorry but don’t use social media and couldn’t locate an email address on the website.

      1. Ah ok thanks.

        So I have windows 11 Pro all up to date but WinAero still detects it as 22H2 and not 23H2.

        I only changed one thing which was to disable Copilot. The Disable Copilot option doesn’t seem to stick but copilot seems to be disabled.

        However immediately after doing this my wallpaper changed from being a static wallpaper to the windows spotlight wallpaper. Cannot work out what might have triggered this change.

        I have also spotted some of the other issues mentioned here so won’t repeat them.


          1. Hi
            Not really sure. I was on Win 10 (all up to date) until Sept 23 when i installed the Windows 11 upgrade.

            Not sure what version it’ll have installed and then upgraded to but if you need some information from me (registry keys etc) please let me know.


          2. Thank you.

            In September 2023 I upgraded from Win 10 Pro x64 to Win 11 Pro x64.

            Windows 10 was as up to date as it could be so I believe it was on Win 10 23H2 and then once Win 11 was installed I fully updated that.

            Hope this helps.

  2. Got a few bugs, I will simply make a comment for each.
    Some of these have been around for a while, but as I use this when making a golden image for family/friends, I have not needed one in some time, saw this release and decided to make a fresh 2024 version in-case its needed!

    Tested under both Audit mode as well as a Proper User (Windows Version doesn’t matter):

    Ads & Unwanted Apps Section:
    Personalized Ads
    Tailored Experiences

    The above two options do not stay checked, if you navigate away and back they are unchecked again.

  3. Correction on previous comment: Windows EDITION doesn’t matter.
    Version is Windows 11 23H2

    Disable Lock Screen

    Option does not stay checked, if you navigate away and back its unchecked again.

  4. Export tweaks won’t work properly for me. In log file say for every tweak…
    Something went wrong during export
    Error: Value cannot be null.

  5. MS broke the search history in upper search bar we use in “This Computer” or when we inside any folder,

    Is there any way for wintweaker to fix it?

  6. Winaero Tweaker 1.60.1 is not letting me export the applied tweaks to a file. It gives the following error:

    Something went wrong during export
    Component: …
    Operation: Export
    Error: Value can’t be null.
    Nome do parâmetro: type

      1. I also get this when trying to export, it did it for all changes (59) I made.
        An example is disable background apps.

  7. Hi

    Since 1.55 the “inactive color bars” setting is missing on Win10 (at least on older versions).
    1.52 and earlier are OK.

  8. Could we have an option(s) for a larger font size? I am using a high-res screen on a Notebook and the Winaero Tweaker font size appears small.

    Great program – and donation made.

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