Windows 10 Start Button Right-Click does not work (one more time)


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows 10 Start Button Right-Click does not work (one more time)


    Tested on Windows [Version 10.0.19042.928]

    After trying all solutions posted on different forums like the WinX folder fix found here: Start button right-click does not work (again).. , I finaly found out that the registry key "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk" was corupted. I copied the key from another computer, imported it. Bingo!

    Save the content found below in a registry file (.reg).

    -Run "regedit.exe"
    - export "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk" (to be on the safe side)
    - delete "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk"
    - import the new .reg file

    After importing the registry, kill explorer.exe and restart it (or logoff /Logon)

    The right-click should work again on the Start button.

    Content of .reg file:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk]
    @="lnkfile"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{E357FCCD-A995-4576-B01F-234630154E96}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]
    "Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
    74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
    00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
    31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
    "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30397"
    "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30318"
    "NullFile"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\Config]
    "DontRename"=""
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Same problem here


    But this did not work for me. My problem is not exactly the same either. It's that nothing happens when you right click on TASK BAR ICONS>
    I have been working on this for a few days and I have seen it now on about half dozen Windows 10 PC's.

    I have posts into MS tech net and I'm expanding to several support forums as this one just flat out has me stumped.

    I'm going to start a new post on this as well.
    Last edited by MikeRth; 19 May 2021 at 14:01. Reason: additional Info
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 15,982
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Hello @MikeRth,
    Welcome to TenForums.



    BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING, BACKUP THE REGISTRY KEY > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk.



    To Delete the REG Key, you could create and run the following REG File . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk]



    I have Exported MY REG File and noticed that in the "IconPath" there are TWO Spaces at the beginning of lines 2, 3, and 4, which is NOT shown in guinypig's Post #1.

    Anyway, here is MY REG File [ Notice the TWO Spaces ] . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk]
    @="lnkfile"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{E357FCCD-A995-4576-B01F-234630154E96}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]
    "Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
      74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
      00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
      31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
    "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30397"
    "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30318"
    "NullFile"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\Config]
    "DontRename"=""

    Restart Explorer if it is Open.



    I hope this helps.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Thanks for that Paul, unfortunately it did not help.

    The search continues.

    Mike R
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 15,982
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #5

    Hello @MikeRth,

    MikeRth said:
    Thanks for that Paul, unfortunately it did not help.

    The search continues.
    You are VERY welcome. It was worth try!
      My Computer


 

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