Microsoft has confirmed that it will remove “Edit with Paint
3D” from Windows 10 context menu with the next feature update.
If you don’t know what Paint 3D is, then you probably were one
of the many who ignored apps added with Windows 10 Creators
Paint 3D was first introduced with Creators Update and it’s
used to create three-dimensional images as opposed to 2D art
created using the classic Paint app. Unlike Paint, it’s a much
more powerful tool and you can even use it to remove objects
from your images.
However, Microsoft’s love for 3D apps, folders and options
weren’t reciprocated by most Windows users and the next update
will make these features completely optional.
As you may have already noticed, the context menu comes with
the ‘Edit’ option to launch MS Paint and ‘Edit with 3D Paint’
to launch Paint 3D. Currently, the ‘Edit with 3D Paint’ option
cannot be removed even when you manually uninstall the app.
If you click on the option when Paint 3D is uninstalled,
Windows will ask you to download the app again from the
Microsoft Store. Not only the option is useless when the
app is uninstalled, but it’s also hard to ignore and it will
show up whenever you right-click on images.
Fortunately, with Windows 10 version 21H2 (Sun Valley) update,
the option will no longer appear when the app is successfully
Uninstalling the Paint 3D app will automatically remove the
‘Edit with 3D Paint’ option from the context menu and you don’t
have to edit your registry anymore. This change was made with
Build 21332, according to Microsoft:
“This [inability to remove Paint 3D from context menu” should
be addressed after upgrading to Build 21332.”
Microsoft has also confirmed that
3D Viewer and Paint 3D will no longer be preinstalled on
clean installs of Windows 10.
3D objects folder in File Explorer is also going away in
the next feature update, which is scheduled for