1.    29 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10

    Explorer crashing when right clicking folders on Navigation Pane


    Hi there

    Recently I've been experiencing a weird problem with Windows 10. Right clicking any folders on the pane on the left - the one with folders, libraries etc. causes explorer to freeze and then crash.

    I can right click on files and folders in the main explorer window. This problem only occurs when I try to right click on something in the navigation pane.

    What could cause this?
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  2.    29 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Any new folders added ? Guess can be a shell extension that gets put into the context menu when you right click.
    Some have used this free program to disable non microsoft shell extensions. Have you recently added any new software since this occurred? http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
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  3.    30 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Any new folders added ? Guess can be a shell extension that gets put into the context menu when you right click.
    Some have used this free program to disable non microsoft shell extensions. Have you recently added any new software since this occurred? http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
    Thanks. Went through enabling and disabling and found the culprit was NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension
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  4.    30 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by peteyt View Post
    Thanks. Went through enabling and disabling and found the culprit was NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension
    Your Welcome, glad it was easily found.

    Have you recently updated graphics drivers or have not in awhile ? Maybe newer ones may help or reverting to the older driver.

    This shell extension enables you to bring up the NVIDIA Control Panel by right clicking the desktop, i have seen some instances that it had caused explorer crashes and others issues.

    You can instead re-enable it with Shellview and disabled it through the NVIDIA control panel itself, option #1 here.
    Proper way since you are able to do it within the software and some software will have this in it's option settings.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...text-menu.html
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  5.    10 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2016
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    win 10 pro

    Quote Originally Posted by peteyt View Post
    Thanks. Went through enabling and disabling and found the culprit was NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension
    This solution saved my day.. Thanks buddy.
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  6.    18 Oct 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
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    NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension is indeed the culprit. Eventually I would like to be able to reenable the shell extension. Is this an Nvidia or a microsoft issue? I wonder if either are even aware of the issue.

    Every time I right click any drive in the file explorer left pane window file explorer crashes
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