If you are the type of windows user who’d like to experiment with the windows registry, without creating backups, its likely that you might scathe it sometime. If you’ve messed up the windows registry and got the right click menu disabled, here’s how you could get it back quickly.
The fix for this is right there in Windows Registry itself. Basically you just need to change some registry keys.

  • First go to start and select RUN or press [WIN] + [R].
  • Now type ‘regedit’. This will open up the Windows Registry Editor.
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and check for the ‘NoViewContextMenu‘ DWORD value is seen on the right pane.
  • If you see it just delete it by right clicking and selecting Delete.
  • Now you will get the right click context menu back.
  • Also you may check for this option under the main branch of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

You could now see the right click menu in windows working again.


Amal Roy is the Founder-Editor of Computing Unleashed. A Technology Enthusiast, Windows Adept and a Proud Geek!