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  1. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
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       01 Sep 2015 #11

    I also found it yesterday! in my case it was Cubby (real time sync software)

    In my case no need to uninstall. I just exit Cubby and explorer right click works as supposed to

    marko said: View Post
    Found a solution to the problem on another website. I had to uninstall WinCDemu. This is some dvd emulation software. It solved the problem immediately after uninstalling. No reboot required.

    Here is the link to the site where I found the solution: Cant open new File Explorer windows by right click on Windows 10 - Super User
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  2. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       05 Sep 2015 #12

    I have signed up just to post my answer, in case it is helpful to others.

    In my case it was QuickSFV 2.3.6 x64 .

    I was able to track it down by trial and error using Nirsoft ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html)
    Basically, focus on the non-Microsoft items (highlighted in red, I believe). You need to disable item(s), then kill off any explorer.exe instances, restart explorer.exe , and try to see if the problem goes away.
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  3. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 37
    Windows 10 (x64) (build 10586)164
       02 Oct 2015 #13

    Simca said: View Post
    Registered to say I have the same problem and to give as much detail as possible.

    In case anyone has a problem understanding the OP's description of the issue, it's fairly simple:
    1. Right-click on File Explorer icon on Taskbar.
    2. Left-click any location under 'Pinned' or 'Recent'.
    3. The menu closes as it should, but no Explorer window opens at all.


    Notes:
    • The only option under the File Explorer taskbar icon that works is the option called 'File Explorer', which just brings you to Quick Access.
    • Instead of left-clicking on a location under 'Pinned' or 'Recent', you can also right-click and select 'Open'. However, this ALSO does not work.
    • All functionality besides opening Explorer windows works, including right-clicking a location and selecting 'Properties'. (Given that the whole point is to open Explorer windows though, this seriously damages the usefulness of it.)
    • Unpinning File Explorer from the Taskbar and then repinning it does not help.
    • I've even tried unpinning File Explorer from the Taskbar, deleting it from C:\Users\Simca\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Taskbar\, restarting the computer, and pinning a new window. The problem persists.
    • ALL other taskbar icons' menus work fine, including ones that did not work properly for me on Windows 8.1 (Skype's menu options wouldn't work for me on 8.1 and they work fine on 10).
    Sorry due to medical problems I was unable to reply in a timely manner

    Thank You for your input and help
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  4. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 37
    Windows 10 (x64) (build 10586)164
       02 Oct 2015 #14

    marko said: View Post
    Found a solution to the problem on another website. I had to uninstall WinCDemu. This is some dvd emulation software. It solved the problem immediately after uninstalling. No reboot required.

    Here is the link to the site where I found the solution: Cant open new File Explorer windows by right click on Windows 10 - Super User
    Sorry due to medical problems I was unable to reply in a timely manner

    Thank You for your input and help
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1
    Win 10 64
       18 Oct 2015 #15

    nevadl said: View Post
    I have signed up just to post my answer, in case it is helpful to others.

    In my case it was QuickSFV 2.3.6 x64 .

    I was able to track it down by trial and error using Nirsoft ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html)
    Basically, focus on the non-Microsoft items (highlighted in red, I believe). You need to disable item(s), then kill off any explorer.exe instances, restart explorer.exe , and try to see if the problem goes away.
    After months of trying, this was THE SOLUTION for me. I downloaded ShellEx View, then:
    1. Sort by Company
    2.
    Disabled all non-Microsoft entries
    3.
    Via task manager under Processes, disabled Windows Explorer
    4. File|Run in task manager Explorer.exe
    5. Tried the task bar folder list.....SUCCSESS!
    6. Since I have 41 non-Microsoft entries, I enabled half of them, ended Windows Explorer (all instances), run Explorer,exe, tried task bar folder list again,It still worked. So I then took the remaining half, and repeated the enable, Kill explorer, run explorer, until I narrowed it down to JRiver Media Center x64, which is an media player with advanced features, that I no longer use.

    Thanks so much for THE SOLUTION!
    Last edited by flam; 18 Oct 2015 at 09:41. Reason: spelling corrections
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  6. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       18 Oct 2015 #16

    flam said: View Post
    Thanks so much for THE SOLUTION!
    Most welcome .. glad it was useful.
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  7. Join Date : Aug 2014
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       21 Apr 2016 #17

    I recently did a fresh install of Windows 10 and hit the problem with right click not working on pinned entries on taskbar.

    I tried the ShellExView solution but had no luck.
    Disabled all non Microsoft entries etc but to no avail.

    Re-booted, checked that all non Microsoft entries were still disabled, tried right click on a pinned item on taskbar -- no success.

    Back to head scratching.

    PS: Have just discovered that the Start button is also unresponsive.


    I suspect that my problem may have arisen as a result of using Laplink PCmover to restore my settings and apps after a fresh install.
    Have restored system to its state prior to that exercise and everything is now OK.
    Last edited by Hairy Scot; 21 Apr 2016 at 15:53.
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  8. Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       16 May 2016 #18

    ziopaper said: View Post
    I also found it yesterday! in my case it was Cubby (real time sync software) In my case no need to uninstall. I just exit Cubby and explorer right click works as supposed to
    I am glad you mentioned that! Same issue here with Cubby. Exit or deinstall cubby then the quick links work fine again. Restart or reinstall cubby and they stop working!!
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  9. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 x64
       02 Aug 2016 #19

    This worked for me! I have been having the same problem where my pinned explorer shortcuts on the taskbar suddenly would not open, only the "File Explorer" quick access one would open. I'd tried logging out and back in, restarting the explorer.exe process, restarting my computer - all to no avail so I started searching and came across this forum thread.

    The problem for me turned out to be a shell extension created by Movavi, a video editing software I recently installed. I followed the link given by nevadl and downloaded ShellExView. Because I knew my problem just started within the past two weeks, I sorted the extensions by the "CLSID Modified Time" column and focused on the most recent non-Microsoft extensions (which are highlighted in red). Only one showed as being modified within the past two weeks (the Movavi one), so I started my trial and error testing by disabling that extension first. Then I went to Task Manager and restarted the "explorer.exe" process. With the Movavi extension disabled, my explorer shortcuts work again!

    Thank you, nevadl for signing up to post your solution!! I use the pinned explorer shortcuts almost daily and it's been quite frustrating over the past week or two having them not work.


    nevadl said: View Post
    I have signed up just to post my answer, in case it is helpful to others.

    In my case it was QuickSFV 2.3.6 x64 .

    I was able to track it down by trial and error using Nirsoft ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html)
    Basically, focus on the non-Microsoft items (highlighted in red, I believe). You need to disable item(s), then kill off any explorer.exe instances, restart explorer.exe , and try to see if the problem goes away.
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  10. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 64bit
       16 Oct 2016 #20

    Resolved my issues.


    nevadl said: View Post
    I have signed up just to post my answer, in case it is helpful to others.

    In my case it was QuickSFV 2.3.6 x64 .

    I was able to track it down by trial and error using Nirsoft ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html)
    Basically, focus on the non-Microsoft items (highlighted in red, I believe). You need to disable item(s), then kill off any explorer.exe instances, restart explorer.exe , and try to see if the problem goes away.
    Thank you Nevadl

    I was having the same issues with file explorer and not being able to right click on pinned items.
    I found the software causing me grief was NCH Zip Express (Which I don't use anyhow). I've informed NCH of the issue during the uninstall process.
    This has also helped another issue I was having with my DVD/CD burner. I wasn't able to finalise burning to CDs using Win10 file explorer. Now I can. Awesome!
    Also note that I just used "ShellExView" to locate non MS software and then temporarily disable them, whilst using the Task manager's "Restart Feature" to Restart "Windows File Explorer".

    Cheers

    Carl
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