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Windows 7: "Windows Explorer has stopped working right click"

22 Oct 2011   #11
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

All these suggestions and no one mentioned this simple step?
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


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22 Oct 2011   #12
Guanditz

windows 64bit
 
 

I've tried that but I can't run cmd prompt as an admin and can't change it now since I can't right click it anymore =\
Don't know if there's another way to bypass it
As of right now, I'm thinking it's a shell problem and am currently trying to use Shellex to locate it but blehhh.....
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22 Oct 2011   #13
Guanditz

windows 64bit
 
 

Okay somehow it fixed...no idea how. Was running Shellexview and disabled a chunk of non-microsoft Shells and then re-enabled them one-by-one and couldn't find an error but during that it worked again so somehow it might have solved on its own?

Oh nope....started acting up again.

Okay think I might have solved it. I think it was the LavaSoft Shell Ext,that probably should be the fix cause I also had an error earlier about Lavasoft being unable to launch the gui.
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22 Oct 2011   #14
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I'm curious. Do you have a battery backup? I like to use shell extensions and even wrote a couple of them myself. Trouble is they can be hard to diagnose then there's a problem. Especially if they only work on one or two file types. If the software gets corrupted, such as a fraction of a second power glitch, it may not show up until you try to use it on that file type. UPS can save a lot of those headaches if you're not running one already.
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