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Windows 7: Missing / No Right Click Menus.


03 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Missing / No Right Click Menus.

After installing and then uninstalling (because of BSOD) the fubar'd security patch from last week, I now can not get right click menus anywhere. Nothing happens when I RT click. I've googled and gotten many hit on single missing items but nothing on all missing items.

It seems my registry is broke, under.
HKCR\AllFileSystemObjects\shellex it contains "(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)" that's all

HKCR\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers "REG_SZ (value not set)"
\DesktopDockShellExt "REG_SZ (value not set)"

Then several apps have there menus add on listed all with data in them. It seems to me I'm missing some data points in these registry blocks. Dose anyone know what is supposed to be in there?

Win 7 x64 system

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Indie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to expand (double click on) the HKCR\AllFileSystemObjects\shellex key to have the ContextMenuHandlers and PropertySheetHandlers subkeys under shellex?

As a test to see if your context menus may just be disabled instead, see if using step 1 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below may be able to help afterwards.

Windows Explorer Context Menu - Enable or Disable
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03 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes there are a couple of sub headings (see below) I notice that there seems to be a history or older settings list at the bottom that has "keys" in it that are missing from the current settings could this be the problem?

I tried the test and still no joy wit rt clicking.

I got this by exporting the registry.

Code:
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 7/13/2009 - 11:53 PM
Value 0
Name: PreviewDetails
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.DateModified;System.Size;System.DateCreated;*System.OfflineAvailability;*System.OfflineStatus;*System.SharedWith
 
Value 1
Name: PreviewTitle
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.ItemNameDisplay;System.ItemTypeText
 
Value 2
Name: FullDetails
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.PropGroup.FileSystem;System.ItemNameDisplay;System.ItemTypeText;System.ItemFolderPathDisplay;System.Size;System.DateCreated;System.DateModified;System.FileAttributes;*System.OfflineAvailability;*System.OfflineStatus;*System.SharedWith;*System.FileOwner;*System.ComputerName
 
Value 3
Name: TileInfo
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.ItemTypeText;System.Size;System.DateModified
 
Value 4
Name: ExtendedTileInfo
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.ItemTypeText;System.Size;System.DateModified;System.OfflineAvailability
 
Value 5
Name: InfoTip
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.ItemTypeText;System.Size;System.DateModified
 
Value 6
Name: QuickTip
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.ItemTypeText;System.Size;System.DateModified
 
Value 7
Name: ConflictPrompt
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.ItemTypeText;System.Size;System.DateModified;System.DateCreated
 
Value 8
Name: SetDefaultsFor
Type: REG_SZ
Data: prop:System.Author;System.Document.DateCreated
 
Value 9
Name: NoStaticDefaultVerb
Type: REG_SZ
Data: 
 
Value 10
Name: NoRecentDocs
Type: REG_SZ
Data: 
 
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 7/13/2009 - 11:53 PM
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 1/3/2013 - 1:25 PM
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\CopyAsPathMenu
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 7/13/2009 - 11:53 PM
Value 0
Name: <NO NAME>
Type: REG_SZ
Data: {f3d06e7c-1e45-4a26-847e-f9fcdee59be0}
 
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\FileMenuTools
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 1/3/2013 - 12:04 PM
Value 0
Name: <NO NAME>
Type: REG_SZ
Data: {C1B2C38F-3DCA-4E3D-BC34-D5B87B636543}
 
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SendTo
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 7/13/2009 - 11:53 PM
Value 0
Name: <NO NAME>
Type: REG_SZ
Data: {7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}
 
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{474C98EE-CF3D-41f5-80E3-4AAB0AB04301}
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 4/12/2011 - 3:28 AM
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 7/13/2009 - 11:53 PM
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 4/12/2011 - 3:28 AM
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 7/13/2009 - 11:53 PM
 
Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{7EFA68C6-086B-43e1-A2D2-55A113531240}
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 4/12/2011 - 3:28 AM
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03 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The registry entries look intact, so you might consider a repair install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have the restore point that windows makes before installing updates (the one from when the update was first installed not one from your uninstall), if so I'd try that first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The restore point right before the bad update was installed did not work I had to go back one more point to get windows to start up again. I could try going back another one but not sure that would make a difernce as this was not a problem even with the bad update,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you install any programs or toolbars? If so one of them may have messed with your right click. Scan with MalwareBytes and if nothing found... I'd do as Brink suggested and do a repair install.
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