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    Give access to Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove 'Give access to' Context Menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    10 Mar 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add or Remove 'Give access to' Context Menu in Windows 10


    The Give access to (formerly "Share with") context menu makes it easy for you to share individual files and foldersóand even entire librariesówith other users. The options you'll see in the Give access to menu will depend on the file, folder, or drive you're sharing and the type of network (homegroup , workgroup, or domain) your computer is connected to.

    There are some locations in Windows that, for security reasons, can't be shared directly using the "Give access to" context menu. For example, if you attempt to share a drive or system folders (ex: Program Files, Users, and Windows, etc.). To share these locations, you must use Advanced sharing instead.

    The most common "Give access to" menu options are:
    • Stop sharing = This option makes an item private so only you have access.
    • Homegroup (view) = This option makes an item available to your homegroup with read-only permission.
    • Homegroup (view and edit) = This option makes an item available to your homegroup with read/write permission.
    • <User Name> = This option gives read-only sharing permission to the selected user (ex: Brink2). Afterwards, you can remove the user or change the permission level for the user in the File Sharing wizard.
    • Specific people = This option opens the File Sharing wizard, so you can choose particular people to share with.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16226, the Share with context menu has been renamed to Give access to.

    HomeGroup has been removed from Windows 10 (Version 1803) and higher.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Give access to context menu for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the "Give access to" context menu.

    This will not remove the Share tab on the ribbon of File Explorer, or the Share tab on the Properties page of folders and drives.



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    EXAMPLE: "Give access to" context menu
    Give access to Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10-give_access_to_context_menu-1.jpg Give access to Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10-give_access_to_context_menu-2.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Add "Give access to" to Context Menu


    This is the default setting.


    1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Add_Give_access_to_context_menu.reg

    Download

    2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    5 Restart the computer to fully apply.

    6 Turn on (check) Use Sharing Wizard in Folder Options. (see screenshot below)

    Give access to Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10-sharing_wizard_folder_options.png

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    8 Make sure that both the Server and Security Accounts Manager services are enabled and set to Automatic and Running. (see screenshot below)

    Give access to Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10-services.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Remove "Give access to" from Context Menu


    1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Remove_Give_access_to_from_context_menu.reg

    Download

    2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    5 If you like, you could turn off (uncheck) Use Sharing Wizard in Folder Options to also disable Share with in the File Explorer ribbon for the Share tab. (see screenshot below)

    Give access to Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10-sharing_wizard_folder_options.png

    6 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 699
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       #1

    I have a question brink. It appears homegroup was removed in 1803. Better late than never i suppose! That being said - my "give access to" context menu still shows "Homegroup (view)" and "Homegroup (view and edit)".

    Is this an oversight by Microsoft and left in, or is something borked on my end? If the latter, well hell even if the former - are you savvy enough to tell me how to remove those 2 items since theyre purely aesthetic, err anti aesthetic now? :P

    thanks as usual!
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,953
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #2

    I see the same.

    Give access to Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10-homegroup.jpg
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 699
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       #3

    Good ole MS :)

    Thanks for checking!
      My Computer

  4. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,714
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #4

    What are the effects of doing or not doing this?
    Option 2 [removing] - "5. If you like, you may also wish to turn off (uncheck) Use Sharing Wizard in Folder Options."

    Denis
      My Computer

  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,953
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hello Denis,

    Unchecking "Use Sharing Wizard" would also disable "Share with" in the ribbon.

    I've updated the tutorial to include this info to help.
      My Computers

  6. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,714
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #6

    Ah. I was concerned that it might be something more profound that took more effort to undo.

    I've been working on tidying up my context menus for much of today and that was the last bit. Now I can go down the pub.

    Cheers,
    Denis
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #7

    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing
    also removes the 'sharing' tab in a folder's properties window...
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #8

    Your fix worked perfectly. Thanks for making the fix as simple as possible instead of complicated.
      My Computer

  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,953
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I'm glad it could help Bob, and welcome to Ten Forums.
      My Computers


 
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