Desktop icons suddenly have no drop down menus


  1. Posts : 158
    W10
       #1

    Desktop icons suddenly have no drop down menus


    Right clicking icons no longer displays the dropdown menu with options
    delete, copy, share, open with, etc.
    Can someone please advise how to fix this problem?

    Windows ver 20H2
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  2. Posts : 12,429
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Which Build number or your Version?
    This is what I get for my LibreOffice shortcut on the Desktop with the latest Build:
    Desktop icons suddenly have no drop down menus-image.png
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  3. Posts : 34,962
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    Hi, history: (so often omitted by posters)
    - when did this start?
    - what happened just before that?

    If it started very recently, have you tried using a System Restore point?

    What happens if you create a new user account for test purposes and log in as that user? Do you see the same thing?

    Are you seeing
    - no context menu entries
    or
    - only some context menu entries (i.e. particular ones are missing?)

    A screenshot could help.

    Do the desktop and taskbar go blank for a few seconds when you rt click? (I.e. explorer crashes).
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  4. Posts : 158
    W10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for your reply...answer to your questions follows

    QUOTE=dalchina;2206742]Hi, history: (so often omitted by posters)
    - when did this start? several months ago
    - what happened just before that? nothing unusual that I can recall

    If it started very recently, have you tried using a System Restore point? yes when I first noticed the problem of not being to open the submenu

    What happens if you create a new user account for test purposes and log in as that user? Do you see the same thing? yes

    Are you seeing
    - no context menu entries yes
    or
    - only some context menu entries (i.e. particular ones are missing?)

    A screenshot could help. I can't get the the submenus to open by right clicking the file

    Do the desktop and taskbar go blank for a few seconds when you rt click? (I.e. explorer crashes).[/QUOTE]
    no
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 34,962
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    Thanks. A couple of basics:

    Does right click in any context do anything - e.g. within a program window? I.e. is your mouse working?

    Does this problem relate only to your desktop or to file and folder icons in an file explorer dialogue?

    Do you see the same problem in Safe Mode?
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