Microsoft first included the Favorites section in Windows 11 in build 22593. That is not a new section since Microsoft has just renamed Quick Access to Home in the File Explorer startup location. The Pinned files section gets renamed Favorites. If you do not want to add files to the Favorites section, the Add to Favorites Windows 11 context menu is useless, and you can uninstall it.
Your File Explorer will look something like this if you are running Windows 11 version 22H2:-
You will also see “Add to Favorites” in the context menu when you right-click on a file:-
How to Add or Remove Favorites from Home on Windows 11 File Explorer?
Follow these steps to add or remove Favorites from Home in Windows 11 File Explorer:-
Step 1. First, open File Explorer.
You can also use the
Step 2. When File Explorer opens, steer to the folder where your files are stored.
Step 3. Then, select one or multiple files you need to add to Favorites.
Step 4. After that, right-click the selected file/files and choose to
If you wish to remove the pinned items from the Favorites section in the Home folder, select file/files under the Favorites section and right-click on them. Then, in the context menu, opt for
How to Remove “Add to Favorites” from Windows 11 Context Menu?
Follow these steps to remove “Add to Favorites” from the Windows 11 Context Menu:-
Step 1. First of all, open Registry Editor.
Step 2. When Registry Editor appears on your computer, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:-
Step 3. Then, right-click the
Next time you right-click on a file, you will see that the
If you need to display “Add to Favorites” in right-click menu, browse to the following key in the Registry Editor and delete the
This way, you can fix the missing “Add to Favorites” in the right-click menu of Windows 11 File Explorer.
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