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How to Remove Edit with Paint 3D from Windows 10 Context Menu

Just like with deleting the 3D Objects folder, if you never use Paint 3D in Windows 10, you can clean up the context menu by removing it.

Windows 10 has a lot of new features for designers and creators (hence the name Creators Update) such as Paint 3D. There is a lot going on in that app, and if you want to learn more, check out our Paint 3D reference guide. However, like anything new, you might find it too complex for simple tasks or you might not want to use it at all. Just like with deleting the 3D Objects folder, if you’re not a creator and never use Paint 3D, you can clean up the context menu by removing it.

1 Edit with Paint 3D

By default, when you right-click on a photo or image file, the ‘Edit with Paint 3D’ option is displayed in the context menu.

Note: This technique requires making changes to the Windows Registry which isn’t for beginners. Before making any edits, be sure you back it up, create a system backup, or System Restore Point or all three before proceeding.

Remove Edit with Paint 3D

To remove the option for JPG images, hit Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog and type: regedit and click OK or hit Enter.

2 Regedit

Then navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\Shell

Then right-click on the 3D Edit key and choose Delete.

3 Delete 3D Edit Key Registry

Keep in mind the above step removes “Edit with Paint 3D” from the context menu for .jpg files. For other image formats, you need to replace the /.jpg/ part of the path with .png or .bmp — whichever file format you want it removed from and delete the 3D Edit key.

For example, in the screenshot below I am deleting it from displaying in the context menu for PNG files.

When you’re finished with each file format, close out of the Registry and the next time you right-click a photo you should no longer see “Edit with Paint 3D” listed in the context menu.

4 Edit with Paint 3D Deleted from context menu

After deleting the 3D Edit key from the Registry, “Edit with Paint 3D” no longer appears on the context menu.

Are you a digital content creator and use tools like Paint 3D or? Let us know in the comment section below. Or, if you need any additional help or troubleshooting advice, join our Windows 10 Forums.


5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Ian Hart  

    I use the R/C context menu a lot and it frustrates me that Windows does not have a native application for editing the menu without going through the registry. I know there are apps to do this but I prefer to use Microsoft.

  2. Laura  

    Your articles are really helpful and sometimes I like to make a copy to file for future reference, or when my sister needs help with problems on her computer. I use Chrome and if I right-click and choose “Print” I end up with pages with narrow column on that waste space. If I highlight what I want to print, I only get 2 pages. The only solution I know is to copy and paste this page into my Open Office to create a PDF file. A lot of websites have a “Print” button on their pages that gives a clean copy to print or, even better, they have a print with the option of saving a PDF. Would you please consider adding this feature to your wonderful articles?

  3. Sonjia Starnes  

    I wish Microsoft would allow us to choose if we want these programs like those creator programs. I don’t want 3D Paint, or 3D Objects or other programs I will never use. I’m not Computer Literate to go mess in the Registry so I’m stuck with them. Why not allow people to go to the Microsoft Store to get those programs instead of forcing them on us. On this computer I don’t mind, because I have a large hard drive, but on my small note book it is just taking up space on my small hard drive. Don’t know why Microsoft thinks everyone wants all this, “useless,stuff”, to me anyway, taking up space on my hard drive. This is why I wish we could skip over the stuff we don’t want and want use. No one I know uses any of it.

    • Sounds like a good idea for another groovyPost. Will look into how to remove these services / apps from the Creators Update.

      Steve
      groovyPost

      • Sonjia Starnes  

        Thank you. I sure would like to remove those things I will never use and free up more space on the small hard drive of my notebook. I’ve not installed any other programs on it, because there isn’t enough hard drive. I would like to keep it updated, but about 1 more update is probably all I can install, unless I can get rid of the useless Microsoft apps or programs.

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