Right click causes explorer crash fix

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  1. Posts : 7
    CUOMO
       #1

    Right click causes explorer crash fix


    A lot of people I have discovered within the last few days have had a problem with right clicking in explorer, causing it to crash. This occurs of Vista, and 7 (7100 atleast) when you install an app, and it installs a context menu shortcut or whatever.

    The simple way to get rid of the crashing is by going to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ ContextMenuHandlers" in regedit.exe, backing up the whole ConxtentMenuHandlers folder, and then start deleting all of them one by one (you can start with the ones you've been meaning to get rid of anyway ) and continuously testing the right click. Be careful not to click on an actual folder when opening of explorer after the crash because for me that seemed to solve the problem temporarily. Instead just open up your username folder and right click on a file until it stops. Of course import the Context folder after you find it, test explorer once again by right clicking to make sure you found the problem, and delete the file that caused the problem.

    Hopefully this helps someone.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
       #2

    I had the same issue with my windows 7. Everything I right clicked would crash the explorer.exe.

    Thanks for this thread, it helped me solve my problem.

    my issue was fixed by erasing this registry entry from the folder you said.

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\BriefcaseMenu]
    @="{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}"
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  3. Posts : 28,528
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
       #3

    To add to this post If you would prefer a GUI method to utilize this fix
    Autoruns part of the Sysinternals suite from Microsoft is available. The additional advantage of the autoruns application is that it allows you to disable the context handlers one at a time without the need to remove them.


    Autoruns for Windows
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  4. Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 (x64)
       #4

    CupofDice said:
    A lot of people I have discovered within the last few days have had a problem with right clicking in explorer, causing it to crash. This occurs of Vista, and 7 (7100 atleast) when you install an app, and it installs a context menu shortcut or whatever.

    The simple way to get rid of the crashing is by going to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ ContextMenuHandlers" in regedit.exe, backing up the whole ConxtentMenuHandlers folder, and then start deleting all of them one by one (you can start with the ones you've been meaning to get rid of anyway ) and continuously testing the right click. Be careful not to click on an actual folder when opening of explorer after the crash because for me that seemed to solve the problem temporarily. Instead just open up your username folder and right click on a file until it stops. Of course import the Context folder after you find it, test explorer once again by right clicking to make sure you found the problem, and delete the file that caused the problem.

    Hopefully this helps someone.



    i was having this problem when Right-clicking a file on the Desktop and selecting "Scan with Kaspersky" .. my explorer would crash..

    your tutorial did the trick ..
    took me a few times of trial and error ..
    Windows 7 had a few unnecessary, blank, registry keys ..
    there were a few doubles
    now my WinZip actually shows up in explorer context menu and works .. before i had to launch WinZip and extract or archive within WinZip :)

    long story short..
    i deleted everything not needed..
    and now no more "Explorer has crashed" error..

    Also would like to mention that this problem is also persistent for people with Intel Chipsets which i have.. that would cause "Explorer has Crashed" to appear randomly..

    to fix that . . download the new Intel Chipset Drivers just released specifically for Windows 7 ..

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...Chipset+Family

    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Windows 7 x86 x64 v15.15.4.64.1872


    Hope my experience with this issue will help others ...

    P.S.
    - a big thanks to "CupofDice" for this wonderful post !!!



    ======================================================================


    EDIT:
    I just did a clean install as the problem came back and even more frequently..
    Now i have no problems !!!

    I have realized it's not Windows that is causing these errors ...

    In my case.. i had "Windows 7 Manager" and did a Registry Scan .. it found over 600 so-called "errors" .. and i went ahead and had "Windows 7 Manager" "fix" them .. LoL

    Well that's when i started to have these "explorer has crashed" issues..

    I just did a clean install last night..
    and did tests after tests by right-clicking everything and everywhere possible..

    Everything working perfect for me now. .. :)
    Last edited by RudeBoySes; 15 Sep 2009 at 12:56.
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  5. jkm
    Posts : 4
    7 7600 RTM 64-bit
       #5

    I had to disable every shred of context menu handlers using regedit, autoruns, and shellexview. I can only hope that this will help. Everything else didn't.

    !!!UPDATE!!!

    Nothing has changed. Even after disabling everything in the context menu, every couple of days, it goes back to crashing. Restarting takes care of the problem temporarily. I can't wait for the actual version of 7 to come out. Hopefully, these problems will be addressed.
    Last edited by jkm; 25 Sep 2009 at 19:53.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 7
       #6

    Excellent!! Once I deleted the entries with empty values... no more crashes!! Thanks!
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #7

    For me it was Kaspersky 2010 (folder and file level). I would get crashes if I right clicked/properties on a folder/folder twice, but now it's solved

    * Thanks Barman58, that tool was perfect!

    Cheers,
    Dave
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  8. Posts : 2
    windows 7 ultimate 32bit
       #8

    Not solved!!!!!!!!!!!!


    done every thing posted still crashes reinstalled no updates no crash!!!! right clicked everything then updated windows 7 crashes with right click even to right click in my computer on cd to explore crashes i even did a support with Microsoft they closed the ticket on me as well???



    12/7/2009 11:13 PM Windows Error Reporting

    Fault bucket 678249203, type 5
Event Name: AppHangB1
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: explorer.exe
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  9. Posts : 6
    Vista Ultimate 32-bit
       #9

    Thanks! I only deleted one context menu and everything is working fine now!
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  10. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #10

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASHApplication
    Name: explorer.exe
    Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    Application Timestamp: 4a5bc60d
    Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
    Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdaae
    Exception Code: 0eedfade
    Exception Offset: 00009617OS
    Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1033Additional Information 1: 1d32
    Additional Information 2: 1d32409995138d855a2b9bb446ccc159
    Additional Information 3: bd92
    Additional Information 4: bd92becdde1f92cda004092bfde37325



    now.. there are a lot of shellex...
    it will take me ages to delete and check them..!

    Could my error report help you to find the solution for this?
    Sorry for the inconvenience
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