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Windows 7: File Explorer stops working when right clicking on a partition

30 Jun 2013   #1
dsim

W7 64bit
 
 
File Explorer stops working when right clicking on a partition

I have W8 on a laptop and a desktop.

In File Explorer I get the normal list of options when right clicking on a partition in the laptop but it stops working when this is done on the desktop OS. (Each has multiple partitions.)

Items other than partitions all respond normally to a right click, including Computer. If this is opened in the right pane then the partitions listed there also then respond normally to a right click.

On occasions I have chosen the debug instead of closing but this has had no apparent effect; neither has running Sfc /scannow.

Is there an alternative to running the "Refresh your PC" function - this would entail the reinstall a quite a number of programs that I have added.


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30 Jun 2013   #2
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Do you have network drives that are not online?
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01 Jul 2013   #3
dsim

W7 64bit
 
 

pcunite's question

I have a wireless network router and connecting to it wirelessly from time to time are a second desktop PC, a laptop, a tablet and an Android phone.
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01 Jul 2013   #4
dsim

W7 64bit
 
 

Latest information - I had another unrelated problem, and decided to try disconnecting the power from the tower for a few seconds, and then restarting. This fixed that problem -there had been an apparent hanging during P.O.S.T.

When I checked File Explorer in case this may have corrected, found that I could now effectively right click on all items, so it seems so.

Wonder if W8's shutdown / restart is not the same as earlier operating systems, and any glitch sometimes fixed by a restart from Windows, in W8 it now requires switching off and/or disconnecting / reconnecting the power supply?
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09 Oct 2013   #5
gringgo

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

My issue was related to Spybot Search & Destroy 2's context menu items. I used Glary Utilities to disable the 2 items (x32 and x64) and all was back to normal.
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