[Tip] Remove “3D Print with 3D Builder” option from Windows 10 context menu

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Ever since Windows 10 was released, Microsoft seems aggressively eager to tell us what we want, rather than letting us choose. Among Windows 10’s most recent annoyances are its mandatory login screen and the new “3D Print with 3D Builder” option which has been integrated into the Explorer context menu for images, after the Anniversary Update.

The 3D Builder app lets us view, capture, customize and print 3D models. Of course, to be able to use it, you would need a 3D printer, which is not exactly the norm these days. However, it also lets you order a print of your model from a professional company directly from the app.

remove "3D Print with 3D Builder" option from Windows 10 context menu

But assuming many of us have no desire to 3D print anything, that new context menu option is completely useless.

How to remove “3D Print with 3D Builder” option from Windows 10 context menu

As a result, if you don’t plan on using a 3D printer or ordering a model print from a specialized company, here’s how you can remove “3D Print with 3D Builder” option from Windows 10 context menu.

Right click on the Start button and select ‘Run’. Type ‘regedit’ in the text field to run the Registry Editor.

remove "3D Print with 3D Builder" option from Windows 10 context menu

 

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\Shell

Now delete the T3D Print subkey.

You will need to do the same for the following registry locations:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\Shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.png\Shell

Deleting the T3D Print subkey from all these registry keys  will remove the “3D Print with 3D Builder” option from Windows 10 context menu, so you shouldn’t be seeing this option anymore.

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