No Explorer context menu on Windows 11

And did you apply any registry tweaks to get the old context menu back on Windows 11?

I did a registry search for remaining lines with mp3tag in the registry after the uninstall of 3.11 and then deleted them.
After that installed 3.07 instead of 3.11. The older version works.

I've tried re-installing 3.11 and it doesn't give me the explorer right click feature.

3.07 does when I re-install it.

I'll wait for 3.12 and then try again.

I guess you didn't answer the question: are you using the new context menu of Windows 11 or did you apply any registry tweaks to get the old context menu back?

@firedog: It's about the new registry key {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2} as you can find it here:

I'm not using registry tweaks. I'm getting the context menu in Windows 11, but only if I install 3.07 instead of 3.11.
With 3.11 I don't get it.

Just installed 3.16 on Win11 64bit
Context menu has totally disappeared. Did standard install with all the options checked for install. Shut down and rebooted computer. No change.
Did reinstall no change.

Is there a fix?

Can you try restarting explorer.exe via right-click in Windows Task Manager and see if it appears?

If not, please make sure you have the latest from Windows Update.

If still not, check

powershell -c "get-appxpackage -name *mp3tag*"

from a command prompt with admin rights.

Did all of the above. No change. Context menu still doesn't appear.
This is an ongoing issue now for a while over several versions.There should be a permanent fix.

You didn't tell what the PowerShell command produced as output.

Can you try from a command prompt with admin rights.

cd C:\Program Files\Mp3tag
powershell -c "Get-AppxPackage -name *mp3tag* | Remove-AppxPackage"
powershell -c "Add-AppxPackage Mp3tagShell.msix"

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.708]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag>powershell -c "Get-AppxPackage -name mp3tag | Remove-AppxPackage" C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag>powershell -c "Add-AppxPackage Mp3tagShell.msix"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag>powershell -c "Get-AppxPackage -name mp3tag | Remove-AppxPackage"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag>powershell -c "Add-AppxPackage Mp3tagShell.msix"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag>

Didn't appear to actually do anything. Got a message flashed as if it was trying on a blue background (not in Command prompt Window), but nothing actually appeared to be processing.
BTW, on my machine it installs in C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag
What you wrote doesn't work.


No reply? Still not working for me


uploaded an answer 13 days ago.
The PowerShell command ran but it appears nothing actually happened(see above).

I don't get a response?

It's hard to tell what's going on and I have no real idea on how to help you. It's working with all my Windows 11 test systems (well, except for the insider dev channel, but that's another story).

If you're interested in trying things, you can uninstall Mp3tag (either keep your configuration or make a backup, preferably both) and then reinstall.

If after restarting the explorer.exe via the Windows Task Manager, the context menu entry still doesn't appear, please send the output of

powershell -c "Get-AppxLastError"
powershell -c "Get-AppxLog"

While re-reading the whole topic, I've just noticed that those two are contradicting each other. Maybe you still have something in your registry, which interferes with the normal shell extension that is registered using the installer?

Tried the hack and it didn't work, so I deleted it.
It's not there. Deleted it before my reply 13d ago.

I also tried the PowerShell commands again. When I run them I get a split second display with a blue back ground that says it's running, but in the command window the display is as I wrote above. As is nothing actually happened.

Please note that I've posted different commands for you to try, preceded by an installation of Mp3tag.

Still isn't working. Here's my output:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22000.739]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>cd C:/

C:>cd Program Files (x86)

C:\Program Files (x86)>cd Mp3Tag

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag>powershell -c "Get-AppxLastError"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag>powershell -c "Get-AppxLog"

Time ID Message

6/18/2022 10:33:30 AM 821 During-logon registration of package
35795FlorianHeidenreich.Mp3tag.ShellExtension_3.15.0.0_x64__hyhc94k68ebpm for
user S-1-5-21-2231506060-2851430017-2642402582-1001 finished with result: 0x0;
updating registry...
6/18/2022 10:33:30 AM 822 Updating registry for package
completed with result: 0x0.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag>

OK, as a last resort you can try manually registering the shell extension from a command prompt with admin rights:

cd <path to Mp3tag installation>
regsvr32 Mp3tagShell.dll

Thank you, that worked.

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