Fix File Explorer Crashing after Right Click in Windows 10

Many users have reported a problem stating File explorer crash as soon as they do a Right Click on Desktop. This happens due to incompatible shell extensions which have made place forcibly  on your Context menu and are incompatible to Windows 10 and thus causing this problem. This problem can be easily fixed by trying the steps given below.

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Fix 1 – By using ShellExView

1. Go and Download ShellExView

2. Extract the software and and Click on shexview application to Open it.

Shexview Min


3. Click on Options > Filter By Extension Type


Option Filter Extension Type Min


4. Select Context Menu and Click on OK.

5. Press and hold CTRL  key and keep selecting items with Pink background.

6. Do a right Click and Disable Selected Items.

Context Menu Disable Selected Items Min


Thats it. By doing this you are disabling problematic Context Menu entries and thus in turn fixing the File explorer crashing problem on windows 10 PC.

Fix 2 – Restart File explorer

1. Press CTRL + SHIFT + Esc together from your keyboard to open task manager.

2. Right click and click  restart on Windows explorer.

Explorer Restart

Fix 3 – Reinstall Display adapter

1. Press Windows key + X key together from your laptop.

2. Click on device manager from the menu.


Win + X Device Manager


3. Uninstall your basic display adapter, usually its intel.

Uninstall Display Adapter

4. Restart your computer. It will automatically be reinstalled.

3 thoughts on “Fix File Explorer Crashing after Right Click in Windows 10”

  1. Thank you so much for making this guide!!! I’m now able to right-click normally without crashing at all. I want to cry happy tears haha

  2. Great solution! After trying multiple other solutions on the web, this one fixed my problem in less than a minute. You are fantastic!!!!

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