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How to Add Navigation pane to Context Menu in Windows 10

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You can use the navigation pane to browse locations such as Quick access, OneDrive, Libraries, This PC, Network, and Homegroup. You can also move or copy items directly to a destination in the navigation pane.

By default, you can click/tap on Navigation pane from the View tab in the ribbon of File Explorer to quickly toggle to show or hide the navigation pane in File Explorer.

This tutorial will show you how to add Navigation pane to the context menu in File Explorer for all users to quickly toggle the navigation pane in Windows 10.

While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.


EXAMPLE: "Navigation pane" context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Navigation pane" to Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Navigation_pane_to_context_menu.reg

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 3. To Remove "Navigation pane" from Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Navigation_pane_from_context_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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


That's it,
Shawn