(FIXED) Windows Explorer Crashes on Right Click

File Explorer is one of the most stable apps on Windows 10. It has been a part of Windows for years and with each new version of the OS, the app has improved.

On Windows 10, File Explorer has a new UI that is particularly noticeable if you are coming from Windows 7 and supports dark mode on Windows 10.

Windows Explorer crashes right?

Does Windows Explorer crash right

File Explorer is a stable app and if it crashes frequently, it is out of character for it. Typically, problems with File Explorer need to be related to a system service not running or an extension problem with shells. In some cases, it may have to do with a newly installed third-party app.

If you hit File Explorer every time you right-click an internal page, or when you right-click a folder or file, try the solutions below.

1. Boot to Safe mode

Voting to safe mode itself is not a solution but will determine if the problem is with File Explorer or if it is a third-party app.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click on the power button.
  3. Hold down the Press a key and click Restart.
  4. On the boot screen, go to Troubleshoot> Advanced Options> See more Recovery Options> Startup Options> Restart.
  5. Select the Safe mode option.
  6. Boot to the desk.
  7. Right click inside File Explorer.

If the app does not crash, your problem is caused by third-party apps.

2. Install New Apps

If you have recently installed or updated an app that changes the right click menu eg VLC player, Dropbox, WinRAR, OpenShell etc, uninstall it.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. go to Programs> Enter a program.
  3. Select the app that you have recently installed or updated.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button.
  5. Restart the system.

3. Expand shell expansion

Shell extensions install like other apps but are much more likely to cause problems with File Explorer.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. go to Programs> Enter a program.
  3. Select the shell extension you install and click on the uninstall button at the top.
  4. Let the extend to uninstall.
  5. Restart the system.

4. Run SFC scan

The crash may have been caused by problems with File Explorer. The application can be corrupt and can cause problems. It is durable but not waterproof.

  1. Open Promptly forward with administrative rights.
  2. Run this command: sfc /scannow.
  3. Let the command terminate and to repair any problems it finds.
  4. Restart the system.

Check file crashes when right click: CONCLUSION

The above are solutions you can try if you want a quick fix. They should work unless the OS is damaged too much.

If it exists, you can try to restore the system if you were set up when the system was still working. If not, you can try creating a new user account and migrating to it.

It is very likely that the new account will not have the same problem.

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