Windows Explorer Right Click Crash

Helosedaw 1 Reputation point

I am having a problem. This is a serious problem. When I right click on a file(file extension doesn't matter)sometimes explorer crashes(desktop also has the same problem).I am using windows 11. I did use the ShellExViewer but it doesn't work. I also tried disabling the new windows 11 right click context menu because I thought that would be causing the problem but it only worked for some files not all of them. Pls help me I use my computer daily and regularly so this is a big problem.

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,606 Reputation points

    Try perform a Clean Boot and see if the problem persist?
    Take a look at:
    If not enable services one by one to identify which one causing the problem.
    In case it didn't worked, try boot into Safe Mode, take a look at:
    And see if the problem persist in the Safe Mode?

  2. Limitless Technology 38,861 Reputation points

    Hi @Helosedaw

    The widely used fix for this is to use ShellExView to disable the item named ShellContextMenu_1 Version

    I have also checked the system RAM in the past and the problem has resolved itself. Finally, there may be a third party shell extension that's causing the crash. Have you tried disabling any less needed extensions?

    I hope this answers your question.


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