How to Add or Remove ‘Open in Windows Terminal’ Context Menu in Windows 11?

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Windows Terminal is the latest console app made by Microsoft. It is a feature-rich console that supports multiple profiles and tabs that simultaneously hosts PowerShell, command Prompt, WSL distros, and much more. It is a fully open-source application and is available on GitHub.

Windows 11 ships with many features, and out of those, one is the Terminal app. By default, it comes pre-installed in Windows 11, and when you right-click, you will find it in the context menu. It lets you open Windows Terminal to the current folder with a single click.

However, if you don’t use the Terminal app often and want to remove the “Open in Windows Terminal” context menu entry from the File Explorer in Windows 11, in that case, this gearupwindows article will guide you.

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

If you want to eliminate the “Open in Windows Terminal” from the Windows 11’s right-click menu, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Registry Editor.

For that, press Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open Run dialog box. In the Run box, type regedit and hit Enter from the keyboard.

Step 2. When the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions

Step 3. Then right-click on the Shell Extensions folder and select New > Key.

Step 4. Name the newly created key as Blocked

Step 5. After that, move your cursor to the right side area of the “Blocked” folder. Right-click on free space and select New > String Value.

Step 6. Name the newly created string as {9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155}.

Step 7. Now restart your computer.

Once you complete the above steps, ‘Open in Windows Terminal‘ should not be visible on the File Explorer right-click menu.

How to Restore “Open in Windows Terminal” Context Menu in Windows 11?

Due to some reason “Open in Windows Terminal” context menu in Windows 11 is missing, and you want to restore it, use the following recommended steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Registry Editor and then navigate to the following path in the left sidebar:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked

Step 2. Right-click on {9F156763-7844-4DC4-B2B1-901F640F5155} string and select Delete.

Step 3. Finally, reboot your computer to see the “Open in Windows Terminal” context menu in Windows 11 File Explorer’s right-click menu.

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