Windows 10: Right Click doesn't work on certain files if they are on Desktop

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  1. tlarseth Win User

    Right Click doesn't work on certain files if they are on Desktop


    Okay, this is a weird one, I can right click on files if they are in a folder, or even folder view, but if the files is an image file *.jpg, *.png, etc... I am unable to do a right click on it. Sometimes I can see the menu pop up, but then it disappears almost as quick as it shows up. This is only on my desktop, but if I open desktop inside file explorer I can right click with no problems. Anyone know of a fix for this, as I constantly put files on my desktop for work while I am working on them, and would be a lot easier if I can right click on them to choose what program to open them with, like I was able to do with 8.1 before the win10 upgrade.

    I have attached dxdiag.txt in case it might help. I read somewhere skype can do this with it's iexplore add-on, but I have it disabled already. I am running premium edition of Malwarebytes on my computer as well.

    I have also tried this method to no avail.
    Right Click on Desktop take long time to show up - Windows 10 Forums

    :)
     
    tlarseth, Nov 6, 2015
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  2. MZukoff Win User

    Right click does not work on desktop and there are no icons

    To make a long story short, the folks at my local Microsoft store reset my computer, as the last update corrupted the OS.

    Since then there are no icons on my desktop, and right clicking on the desktop does not work to bring up the context menu for the desktop. Yes, the right click does work on other locations.

    I have already changed the mouse.
     
    MZukoff, Nov 6, 2015
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  3. Right click does not work on desktop and there are no icons

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience caused to you and will assist you in solving the issue.

    I suggest you to perform the methods provided below and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Run SFC (System File Checker) scan.

    • Right click on Start button and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
    • Type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter.
    • After the scan is complete, type “exit” and press Enter.

    For more information about SFC scan, click on the link below:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

    Method 2: Perform Disk Cleanup.

    I suggest you to refer the link below and run the Disk Cleanup.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/disk-cleanup-in-windows-10

    Hope the information is helpful. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Nov 6, 2015
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