Windows 10: File Explorer Crashes When Right Clicking

Discus and support File Explorer Crashes When Right Clicking in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Long story short, whenever I try to rick click a file, File Explorer crashes. This doesn't happen with folders, and it doesn't happen on the desktop.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by CharlieMeka, Mar 12, 2021.

  1. File Explorer Crashes When Right Clicking


    Long story short, whenever I try to rick click a file, File Explorer crashes. This doesn't happen with folders, and it doesn't happen on the desktop. File Explorer also crashes when I try to move a file by dragging it, and it also sometimes crashes when I go into a folder, only to allow me to open said folder next time I try. I have searched for an answer for a couple days now, but every fix I've found hasn't worked. Here's a list of the things I tried note that i may have forgotten about some things:
    - Restarting my PC

    - Restarting the File Explorer task via Task Manager

    - Disabling all third party context menu handlers

    - Using an alternate file explorer like 7-Zip File Manager

    - Performing a 'soft boot'
    - Running a virus check nothing came up

    - ect.

    Essentially, every fix I found googling the issue, I tried, and failed. Additionally, sometimes it works fine, only to crash moments later. The only way I've found to do what I want with it is to brute force it. Every once in a while, it'll work for a couple seconds. If anyone has any idea what might be happening, or better yet, have any potential fixes, please do tell me.


    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    CharlieMeka, Mar 12, 2021
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  2. Namslas90 Win User
    Namslas90, Mar 12, 2021
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  3. ahearne Win User
    File Explorer - Right click and crashing

    Hello

    Please see my You Tube Demo video - when I right click on a file within File Explorer on Windows 10 it crashes; here is a video demo of the crash - as you can see the Bar down the bottom is disappearing

    Please can anyone suggest a fix.

     
    ahearne, Mar 12, 2021
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    File Explorer Crashes When Right Clicking

    File Explorer crashes after Right Click in Desktop


    Download: ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows
    NOTE: download version 1.97 or later, else Restart Explorer won't work in step 4


    1. This program does not require installation, just right click and run as Administrator
    2. From the menu, click on Options then click on Filter by Extension Type and select Context Menu. Also put check marks as shown

      File Explorer Crashes When Right Clicking [​IMG]
    3. Click on the screen, Hold down CTRL Key+A to select all then click on the red button on top left corner to disable all.
    4. Click on the Options again and select Restart Explorer
    5. Now try to right click on desktop to see if it fixes your problem. If it does then start to enable one by one and repeat step 4 until the problem occurs again, that's the offending extension.

     
    topgundcp, Mar 12, 2021
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