Odd Windows Explorer Behavior


L

Linus

Hi,

I got a problem with Windows Explorer. If I right click a data file it
takes ages to show the context menu or if I double click it, it takes
ages to load up in a program. This doesn't affect executable files or
folders only data files like jpg, xls, doc, txt and so forth. It also
doesn't affect the desktop or disk drives and if I for example load a
data file from Excel, there's no problem as long as I don't right
click the file in the Open file requester.
It also seem to affect the keyboard shortcuts in Explorer, i.e. CTRL
+C, DEL...
I've tried looking at the context menu handlers with ShellEx but it
didn't help. The strange thing is that it is also slow when left
double clicking a file to open it.
Any help would be appreciated..

Regards,
Linus
 
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BillW50

Hi,

I got a problem with Windows Explorer. If I right click a data file it
takes ages to show the context menu or if I double click it, it takes
ages to load up in a program. This doesn't affect executable files or
folders only data files like jpg, xls, doc, txt and so forth. It also
doesn't affect the desktop or disk drives and if I for example load a
data file from Excel, there's no problem as long as I don't right
click the file in the Open file requester.
It also seem to affect the keyboard shortcuts in Explorer, i.e. CTRL
+C, DEL...
I've tried looking at the context menu handlers with ShellEx but it
didn't help. The strange thing is that it is also slow when left
double clicking a file to open it.
Any help would be appreciated..

Regards,
Linus

I've seen this before and it for me it is one utility or application
that you uninstalled that didn't take out the right context entry in the
menu. Those registry cleaners will usually find it and remove it.

Yes many say don't use registry cleaners and say it is okay to leave
unused stuff in the registry. Plus they can also take out something
important and actually break Windows. All of these things are true in my
experience. But at least in this case, something needs to be done to fix
the right context menu. So beware and make backups first.
 

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