After installing the software, I have noticed that the Capture One appears as an item of the context menu when I right-click on the folder. Why does it happen and how can I get rid of the Capture One element in the context menu?
This context menu for Capture One can be used for a number of quick actions such as opening a folder of images or setting a folder as a designated Capture Folder.
If you want to remove the Capture One item from the context menu, there are 2 ways to do so.
The first way is to change the settings inside the Capture One software.
- Launch Capture One and go to the Edit -> Preferences.
- Make sure that the General tab is selected and navigate to the Windows Explorer Integration section.
- Uncheck the box that is titled “Show item in folder context menu”.
- Afterwards, a dialogue box will pop-up requesting permission for the Capture One to make changes on your PC. Click Yes.
Now the Capture One should not be present in the context menu when right-clicking on a folder in Windows.
The second way will require you to remove the shell extension for Capture One inside the Windows system registry. To accomplish this, proceed with the steps provided below.
- Open Windows Explorer.
- In the Address bar at the top, delete the existing path and type "REGEDIT" instead. Press Enter.
- You will see the dialogue box requesting the Registry Editor application to make changes to your PC Registry. Click Yes to continue.
- Select and highlight HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
- Use the combination of Ctrl + F on the keyboard.
- Type "CAPTUREONE" exactly and make sure that all checkboxes are marked, including the one at the bottom titled "Match whole string only".
- Then click Find Next.
- This should bring you to a subfolder titled "CaptureOne" inside the parent folder titled "Folder\shell inside the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT". Alternatively, you can press F3 on the keyboard to get to the subfolder. You can confirm you are in the correct place at the bottom of the Registry Editor. It should contain the following path: Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\Shell\CaptureOne.
- Delete the Capture One folder. You may want to right-click on it first, export and save it as a backup in case you plan to re-install it later on. Be attentive and do not delete the SHELL folder above the Capture One folder.
- You have to restart the computer so that the changes are applied right away. As a result, the Capture One menu should not be present when right-clicking on any folder in Windows.