How to Change the Order of Options in Context Menu

There are certain times when you want to change the order of your options in your context menu. But you must have been wondering how to do that. Now, when it comes to context menu anything is possible via Registry editing. They can certainly be difficult enough but these hacks are the can become very easy with the help of tutorial. So, lets cm' on lets place the things in order.

Steps to change the order of context menu:

1. Start Registry editor.(how to start registry editor?)
3.  In CLSID, find the key of the option you want to change the position .

How to find the the desired option key in CLSID ?
  1. Right click on
  2. CLSID key and click on find. (Do not use ctrl + f since it is for universal search and you will never find what you want)
  3. In the find box, enter what you want to find
  4. Untick "keys" & " match whole strings only option" and tick "Values" & "Data ".
  5. Click on find next.
  6. Then, you will find a 'name' - "(default)" and the option name in 'data'(
  7. with some additional text like context menu handler).
  8. Then a key with alphanumeric and hash will be selected on left side, click on it.

  9. You have found the desired key. Now simply Click on the key.
for e.g - 
  • < For "open with" option it is  {09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}
  • For "winrar" option it is {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}

4. Once you have selected the key, Right click on the Right side division.
5. Go to new and click on DWORD Value.
6. Name it "flags" and press enter.
7. Double click on flags and set hexadecimal value to "1" or "2" or "3" .
  • Set flag to hexadecimal value "0" - Your option will come into rename menu part.
  • Set flag to hexadecimal value "1" - Your option will come into send to, copy to folder and move to folder menu part.
  • Set flag to hexadecimal value "2" - Your option will come into its default menu position.

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