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Windows 7: right click COMPUTER icon, MANAGE has SHIELD by it

18 Dec 2009   #11
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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

Hey ,
I also found a workaround for this in Social Technet thought of posting it

Create a Batch File under C:\Windows\System32\ called CompMgmtLauncher.bat ( To create Open a notepad then File > Save as > CompMgmtLauncher.bat )

Edit CompMgmtLauncher.bat and put in these two lines

Start C:\Windows\System32\compmgmt.msc

Save batch file and exit
Type Regedit and do a search for CompMgmtLauncher.exe

Mine was located here.

Under this key you will find a line that ends in CompMgmtLauncher.exe
Change the exe to bat and Manage should now work.

Source: Right Click Manage stops working.
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18 Dec 2009   #12

Win 7 HP

NO integrity violations
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18 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Have you installed any new drivers or software? What antivirus are you using?
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19 Dec 2009   #14

Win 7 HP

MY MYSTERY SOLVED!!!! see below the ========= for how I used this

Capt Jacks 'source' above led me (eventually) to:
Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers

which included this:
Method 2 - Using ShellExView to determine the Context-menu causing the problem

ShellExView (by Nir Sofer) is an excellent tool to view and manage all installed shell extensions. If available, it displays the description, as well as version details, company information, location, file name and more. You can optionally disable/enable any item, which can be very useful to disable an extension, that you don t need or that has been left behind in your right click menu from a previous software install.

Effective usage of ShellExView to resolve right-click problems
Download ShellExView (from and run it. It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions. Once the scan is over and the list is displayed, you need to spot the context menu handlers. Sort the results using "Type", so that the context menu handlers are displayed together.
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.
Even more quicker method is to bisect the list of context menu handlers into two groups, disabling half of the entries at a stretch, rebooting and testing the behavior again. JClarke commented on this article:
You can disable them ...they say "one at a time" and see what effect it has on the problem. I did it a lot quicker by bisecting the list, disabling half of the entries in one fell swoop, rebooting and trying the right click.
It worked, so I knew I just had to narrow it down, just as we used to do with msconfig. Then I kept bisecting the list until it was just a few and did those one at a time. The problem is that you have to reboot between tries to get accurate testing of the results of your disabling. I didn't find logging off to be consistent.


Not sure why 'tip' above says to reboot, not needed, I checked right click after each enable/disable change.

I sorted by Company to group all nonMS together

Halving did not work for me only because I happened to have 2 culprits.

included snap of shellexview sorted on enable column showing my 2 guilty parties at top (note disable status of yes)

going to uninstall 12 ghosts and quick SFV and anticipate my problem will be gone.

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19 Dec 2009   #15
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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

Glad your problem is fixed ..
Thank you very much for posting back
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19 Dec 2009   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your solution. :)
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19 Dec 2009   #17

Win 7 HP

an update to my solution above:

I have rebooted and NOT uninstalled either of the problem programs and right click manage still working. Now I have NOT RUN either of those programs either, so that could restart the problem...
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20 Dec 2009   #18

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Usually if you disable or remove the bad context menu item for it, it should be fine to run. Just be sure not to enable any option in the program that may add the context menu item back.
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