Fix Right click not working on Start Menu / Taskbar in windows 10 / 11

Although Microsoft tries to fix bugs through every update, but right click not working on start menu and taskbar items  has survived through various updates and is bugging many Windows 10 users. If you are also affected by this, you do not need to worry as here is a working solution for this problem.


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Fix 1 – (Temporary Solution) Restart the file explorer

Restarting the file explorer instantly fix this issue.

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc  from your keyboard to open task manager.

2. Locate windows explorer and restart it.

 

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Fix 2 – Using powershell

If it still does not work, just open powershell window with admin rights.

1. Press windows key + r together to open run.

2. Copy and paste the command given below to open powershell as admin.


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PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

 

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3. Now, copy and paste the command given below and hit enter key to execute it.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Ignore warning and errors and let the program execute.

Once done, try right clicking on the start menu again. It will be fixed for sure.

Fix 3 – Replacing winx folder from somewhere else

Step 1 –  Download this ZIP files from this link on your computer.

Step 2 – Extract it on your PC.

Step 3 – Go inside this extracted folder and Copy all three files (Group1, Group 2 and Group 3).

Step 4 – Open file explorer by pressing Windows key + E together.

Step 5 – Now, copy and paste the path in the address bar of file explorer.

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX

 

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Step 6 – Paste the files you copied in this folder and replace all the files.

Step 7 – Now, Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc  from your keyboard to open task manager.

Step 8 –  Locate windows explorer and restart it.

 

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Now, your problem will sure get fixed.

 

Fix 4 – Using Registry editor

1. Press Windows key + r together to open run command box.

2. write regedit and click OK to open registry editor.

 

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3. Browse to the location given below in the registry editor.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ ImmersiveShell\Launcher

4. Right click on the right side and Choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value

 

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5. rename it UseExperience

6. Double click on it to modify it.

7. Set the value data to 0.

 

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8. Close the registry editor window and just reboot the computer.

Fix 5 – Use Shift and Right click Together

Many users stated that pressing Shift while right clicking sorted the issue. You can also try pressing SHIFT and then doing a right click to check out if that works or not.

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8 thoughts on “Fix Right click not working on Start Menu / Taskbar in windows 10 / 11”

  1. Thank you! The powershell option worked, with one modification: I couldn’t run it directly in powershell. Instead, I typed cmd in start, opened that with admin privileges, and then once in the cmd window, pasted the PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted, followed by the Get-AppX line. Don’t know if the powershell line once in the cmd window mattered or not but it did work and that’s the important thing.

  2. Fix 4 – Its the right one !! Thanks man, i got this issue after i accidentaly deleted LOCAL APP folder.
    You rock !!

  3. Tried every one down the list with no luck until #4. That fixed it instantly! (And it still works after a reboot.) Thank you!

  4. The powershell fix fixed it, but only for the first right-click. After that it was back to broken…

    My issues after a windows 10 update:
    – Rightclick on task bar doesn’t work
    – wifi networks can’t be seen from the Internet Access icon, only from the lockscreen icon
    – Typing in the start menu has no effect

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