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Share with - Restore when Missing in Context Menu

How to Add or Remove "Share with" Context Menu Item in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
27 Sep 2010
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How to Add or Remove "Share with" Context Menu Item in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Share with context menu item when you right click on a file, folder, drive, or library in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: "Share with" in the Context Menu
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OPTION ONE
To Restore "Share with" Context Menu Item

NOTE: This is the default setting.
1. Open Folder Options in Windows 7 or Windows 8, check the Use Sharing Wizard box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This option has to be checked to have Share with in the context menu for files.
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2. If the above doesn't help, then click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below.
NOTE: You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this step.
Restore_Share_with_to_Context_Menu.reg

download
A) Save the .reg file to your desktop.

B) Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

C) If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

D) When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
3. The missing Share with context menu item should now be restored.




OPTION TWO
To Remove "Share with" Context Menu Item
1. Open Folder Options in Windows 7 or Windows 8, uncheck the Use Sharing Wizard box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Folder_Options.jpg
Views: 3522
Size:  83.3 KB
2. If the above doesn't help, then click on the Download button below to download the REG file below.
NOTE: You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this step.
Remove_Share_with_to_Context_Menu.reg

download
A) Save the .reg file to your desktop.

B) Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

C) If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

D) When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
3. The Share with context menu item should now be removed.
That's it,
Shawn



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27 Sep 2010   #1
Cr7NeTwOrK

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

great work!



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27 Sep 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Kyle.
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19 Sep 2011   #3
grillmaster423

Windows 7
 
 

big ups, major props, much gratitude
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23 Jan 2012   #4
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Title - How to Romove or Restore "Share with" Context Menu Item in Windows 7

Remove.
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23 Jan 2012   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, oops. Must be that new type of remove. Fixed
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30 Apr 2012   #6
chriswchrisw

Win 7 Home Prem 64
 
 

Brink....you're a bloody genius. It's taken me two weeks to find this solution, but it works! Yeahhhhh!!!!
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30 Apr 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Chris. I'm happy that it was able to help.
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10 Nov 2013   #8
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, I've looked everywhere and redirected here.

I followed instructions to remove the "Share with" option from windows command(menu) bar (next to organize, and burn, and new folder...)

After taking ownership of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.Sha re, I changed 'Canonical Name' Value from

{E39543A3-079B-4BFB-A498-4777984155CA}
to
"" (empty)

restart removed the (Share With) button (I don't use homegroup, I use old school network shares on the sharing tab)

I also lost my sharing tab (right click folder, properties, there's usually a sharing tab, where you can create hidden network shares)

I restored the reg backup, and the share with button is back.. but the sharing tab isn't. Makes me think it was already missing, but I don't know how to get it back

Can anyone help? I've checked and the protected ntshrui.dll is in system32

HELP!!?
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10 Nov 2013   #9
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Fixed! Shellexview had the sharing context menu option disabled. Previously this only disabled the "share with" context menu, but after enabling it, the sharing tab is restored (along with the unwanted share with context menu item, and still the original offender, the share with button on the nav bar).

Tempted to give up! Quitting while .. no longer behind
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