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In this registry workshop, learn how to remove 'Edit With Paint 3D' from Windows 10 image context menu in Creators Update/V1703 or later.

Microsoft introduced Paint 3D app in the latest Creators Update or Windows 10 V1703. Since then, the ability to open edit images in classic Paint program using right click context menu is lost. The regular Paint program is quite easy to use and is of prime choice for image editing, even for the power Windows users. We’ve shared you the article earlier to restore old Paint program in following guide:

How To Enable Classic Paint App In Windows 10 Creators Update

Following above mentioned guide, when you enable classic Paint program, you’ll find the Edit with Paint 3D and Edit option defaults to Paint program.

How To Remove 'Edit With Paint 3D' From Windows 10 Image Context Menu

Thus in this case, Edit with Paint 3D option on the context menu is of no use now. So you might want to remove it to compress the image context menu. In this article, we’ll show you how to remove this option using simple registry manipulation.

Here’s the how-to part:

How To Remove ‘Edit With Paint 3D’ From Windows 10 Image Context Menu

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.png\Shell\3D Edit

How To Remove 'Edit With Paint 3D' From Windows 10 Image Context Menu

3. Right click on 3D Edit registry key and select Delete. Confirm this operation by clicking Yes here:

How To Remove 'Edit With Paint 3D' From Windows 10 Image Context Menu

4. Also delete 3D Edit registry keys in the similar way, at following registry locations as well:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.3mf\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.fbx\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.gif\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jfif\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpe\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpeg\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tif\Shell\3D Edit
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tiff\Shell\3D Edit

Sign out, sign-in and you’ll find that Edit with Paint 3D option is no longer available in image right click context menu.

How To Remove 'Edit With Paint 3D' From Windows 10 Image Context Menu

That’s it!


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