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Cant right click in any documents folder.

In Windows, the right-click menu in File Explorer (including desktop) can have items added to them, sort of like extensions for the right-click menu.

If one is buggy, sadly, it can crash File Explorer. I believe this is what is happening.

It is best to uninstall the program at fault.

 

You can find programs like ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html) which allows you to enable/disable items (restart after change), but they are a bit clunky, I found, and you have to be careful what you do, as it can break your experience with the system. But it might help ring a bell at what the program causing issue might be. It is most likely not Microsoft entry else others would have the issue at a wide scale.

 

Another factor can be the anti-virus which blocks a start menu entry dll entry from a program, and that crashes File Explorer.

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So the problem is as the title is. As of today i cant right click in the folder without it first blinking white and then resetting back to the desktop. And i dont know what causes this.

things ive tried : 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/system-file-check-sfc-scan-and-repair-system-files/bc609315-da1f-4775-812c-695b60477a93

still no luck sadly. 


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Try that one: hover your mouse pointer on your documents folder and one left click on it, will be highlight itself, then press "menu  key" on othe bottom-right of the keyboard, next to the Ctrl key. it pop "right click" menu.


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In Windows, the right-click menu in File Explorer (including desktop) can have items added to them, sort of like extensions for the right-click menu.

If one is buggy, sadly, it can crash File Explorer. I believe this is what is happening.

It is best to uninstall the program at fault.

 

You can find programs like ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html) which allows you to enable/disable items (restart after change), but they are a bit clunky, I found, and you have to be careful what you do, as it can break your experience with the system. But it might help ring a bell at what the program causing issue might be. It is most likely not Microsoft entry else others would have the issue at a wide scale.

 

Another factor can be the anti-virus which blocks a start menu entry dll entry from a program, and that crashes File Explorer.

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2 hours ago, GoodBytes said:

In Windows, the right-click menu in File Explorer (including desktop) can have items added to them, sort of like extensions for the right-click menu.

If one is buggy, sadly, it can crash File Explorer. I believe this is what is happening.

It is best to uninstall the program at fault.

 

You can find programs like ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html) which allows you to enable/disable items (restart after change), but they are a bit clunky, I found, and you have to be careful what you do, as it can break your experience with the system. But it might help ring a bell at what the program causing issue might be. It is most likely not Microsoft entry else others would have the issue at a wide scale.

 

Another factor can be the anti-virus which blocks a start menu entry dll entry from a program, and that crashes File Explorer.

this did it for me. shellexview. i followed a tiny instruction for it and disabled the purple ones. i can now use right click again in my files. thank you!!!! 


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