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Windows 7: Explorer not refreshing/right click menu reset

23 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Explorer not refreshing/right click menu reset

Today i noticed something that is bugging the hell out of me. First, my desktop or explorer was freezing everytime i tried to create a new folder, restarting fixes this for awhile.

Now when i restart, after lets say a half hour, windows stops refreshing itsself. I have to manually do it, if i delete a folder, move or create one i have to refresh to see it is there or gone.

Another thing i noticed, i tried to extract some files using winrar and the right click settings are gone, i used to be able to right click and extract, or right click and scan a folder with my anti virus and all that is missing.

I just formatted about a week ago...just got all of my games install i do not want to format again, it was very time consuming installing everything, i am running windows 7 64bit ultimate.

I searched google, no luck, i tried settings the folder max cache to 12000 and i also tried disabling windows search, neither have fixed the problem. No idea how to get everything back on the right click menu.

Thanks for your help.

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23 Feb 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Hello Welcome to SF,

I suspect it's an issue with Context Menu. Download

The rule is to disable non-Microsoft context menu handlers *one-by-one* and verify if the problem is solved. If disabling one does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and disable the next non-Microsoft handler. Do the same until the problem is solved and finally identify the culprit. Scroll right to see the
Company Name column in ShellExView.

Hope this helps,

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23 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

ok thank you, i messed with that earlier today and they were disabled thats why nothing was showing on the context menu....however the refresh problem is still there
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23 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

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