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Best Ways to Solve File Explorer Crashes on Windows 10 After Right Click

"Q: Windows 10 Explorer crashes when I right-click ANY file.
When I right-click on any file, any file at all, explorer locks up and eventually re-starts. Looked for updates, can't find anything. I recently updated from Windows 7. Probably it is one of the apps that tries to come up on the menu. I'm not sure how to debug this. "

- MikeyTheB (from Microsoft Community)

What Cause Windows 10 Right Click Crash?

In most of the case, this problem would be caused by a poorly coded content menu handler which is added by some third party program. Content menu handler would add commands to your right-click menu. This content menu handler can load from many different areas in the registry, and it can be a difficult task for a end-user to pinpoint which extension is causing the problem.

Solution 1: Clear File Explorer History

Step 1: Pressing "Windows" key and "X" key to open Control Panel on your Windows 10 computer.

Step 2: Enter "File Explorer" in the search box on top right of Control Panel window. Then click "File Explorer Options" on the top.

file explorer options

Step 3: On the pop-up window, click "Clear" to clear File Explorer history. Then click "OK".

clear file explorer history

Solution 2: Launch Folder Windows In A Separate Process

Step 1: Press "Windows" and "X" keys to open quick-access menu, then open "File Explorer".

file explorer

Step 2: Click "View" in the top menu bar, and find "Options" on the right side window.

view options

Step 3: Choose "View" pane, under "Advanced settings" find "Launch folder windows in a separate process " and save the change.

folder options

Solution 3: Run Netsh and Winsock Reset

Step 1: Users should also press "Windows" and "X" keys again and find "Command Prompt (Admin)" to run as administrator.

command prompt admin

Step 2: Type "netsh winsock reset" in Command Prompt window and hit Enter to run it.

netsh winsock reset

Step 3: Restart your Windows 10 computer.

That's all about how to get your computer out of Windows 10 right click crash, we suggest you to try these solutions one by one patiently. If all of these solutions cannot help you fix this problem, you are also recommend to repair the operating system of your computer.

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