Windows 11: How to remove Edit With Clipchamp from File Explorer's context menu

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 22, 2022
Windows 11 Help

Clipchamp is a new default application of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system. Microsoft purchased the web-based video editor in 2021 and integrated it into development builds of Windows 11 in early 2022.

edit with clipchamp

The free version of Clipchamp was not really usable back then, as it had too many restrictions. It watermarked all videos and limited exports to 480p. Microsoft lifted some of the restrictions and changed the available plans. Exports support 1080p now and watermarks are no longer added in free version exports.

Microsoft made Clipchamp a default app in the Windows 11 2022 Update.

Windows 11 users may come into contact with Clipchamp in various places. One of them is File Explorer, more precisely, in the right-click context menu of media file types.

The Edit with Clipchamp option is placed prominently in the context menu. Windows 11 users who don't use the media editor have two main options to remove the context menu listing in File Explorer:

  1. Uninstall Clipchamp entirely on the system.
  2. Edit the Windows Registry to remove only the Clipchamp context menu entry.

The first option is straightforward and better suited for most users, as it is simpler to execute.

Uninstall Clipchamp on Windows 11

clipchamp uninstall

  1. Select Start > Settings.
  2. Switch to Apps > Installed Apps.
  3. Type clipchamp in the search field at the top to locate the app quickly.
  4. Activate the three-dots menu next to Clipchamp's entry and select the uninstall command.
  5. Confirm the uninstall command.

Clipchamp is removed from the system, including the application's context menu entry.

Remove Clipchamp's context menu entry

clipchamp blocked

Windows 11 users who use Clipchamp, but do not need the context menu entry, may remove just the entry from the operating system. This method may also be useful if Clipchamp was removed through other means, which did not remove the context menu entry.

Note: The Registry is a core system of Windows and it is recommended to create a backup before proceeding. If you don't use a backup program yet, try the free Paragon Backup & Recovery.

  1. Open the Start interface.
  2. Type Registry Editor and select the result.
  3. Confirm the security prompt that is displayed.
  4. Paste the path Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions into the address field at the top.
  5. If the subkey Blocked does not exist, right-click on Shell Extensions and select New > Key. Name it Blocked.
  6. Right-click on Blocked and select New > String value.
  7. Name it {8AB635F8-9A67-4698-AB99-784AD929F3B4}. The string is the Clipchamp GUID.
  8. Exit the Registry Editor.
  9. Restart the system.

Tip: you can reinstall Clipchamp at any time from the Microsoft Store.

Closing Words

Windows 11 users who don't use the Clipchamp media editor may remove it from the system without ill-effects. It is the easier option and there is an option to install Clipchamp again from the Microsoft Store if it is needed in the future.

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  1. Yomommasouglysheneedtotieaporkchoparoundhernecktogetthedogtoplaywithher! said on March 26, 2023 at 4:48 am

    it just reinstalls itself as it sees fit like a virus. F* microsoft

    1. Robbie said on April 10, 2023 at 11:10 am

      “it just reinstalls itself as it sees fit like a virus”. Confirmed, it can’t be removed. Hate this, really do.

  2. mike said on March 12, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    why is edit with clip champ showing up for JPGS????

  3. PhoebeGatesMusk said on November 22, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Why is the ClipChamp context menu still present when uninstalled? Nobody’s PC should have ClipChamp installed since it is web-based bloatware. Microsoft should devote their time to creating quality native video editing program like Windows Movie Maker.

  4. VioletMoon said on November 22, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Never understand why my Context Menu doesn’t pick up this stuff. ClipChamp is installed from the store, I tried it once. Not much there to my liking, but never a new item in the Menu. Hmmmm.

  5. Jek Tono Porkins said on November 22, 2022 at 10:05 am

    If you uninstall the bloatware apps, their context menus just disappear on their own.

    PrivateZilla is one program that can uninstall all bloatware apps save for the Microsoft Store.

    1. John G. said on November 22, 2022 at 3:29 pm


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