Windows Explorer Right-Click Takes a Long Time to Display Menu


  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Professional
       #1

    Windows Explorer Right-Click Takes a Long Time to Display Menu


    Hi,

    For reasons I am unaware of, my previously-bulletproof Windows 10 Pro has developed an annoying problem. When I right-click a file in the right-hand pane of Explorer, the context menu can take in excess of 30 seconds to appear. Generally, this happens only the first time after a new boot. It does subsequently get a bit faster, but I am still sure it is slower than it was a couple of weeks back.

    I haven't installed any new software, but I think at least one Windows Update may have been applied. I can't recall if the fault beginning coincided with a Windows Update.

    Does anyone know what might be wrong and more importantly how I might fix this?

    Kind wishes ~ Patrick
      My Computer

  2. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,207
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Do you do this as soon as the desktop appears? Because if you do, programs are probably still loading.

    Have you performed any software maintenance on your pc in a while? Things I run on a weekly basis are ccleaner, wise disk cleaner, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, <your chosen AV software> and Windows Defrag.

    Another thing to try is sfc:

    1. open "cmd" as administrator
    2. type in sfc /scannow (the space before the / is important)
    3. check the results when finished.
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  3. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for the reply.

    I have Norton running and it has reported no problems.

    sfc /scannow also reports no problems.

    The system disk is an SSD, so I don't think that should be the source of the slow-down.

    - Patrick
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 260
    Win 10 Pro X64
       #4

    Have a look here and you might find the answer

    Fix for Very Slow or Hang When Right Click On a File or Folder • Raymond.CC

    Also have you tried to disable Norton to test if it makes a difference
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  5. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #5

    shimshom said:
    Have a look here and you might find the answer

    Fix for Very Slow or Hang When Right Click On a File or Folder € Raymond.CC

    Also have you tried to disable Norton to test if it makes a difference
    I will try both of those. Unfortunately, because this behaviour only happens once per reboot, it is going to take me a while to locate the culprit. If/when I do, I'll post my findings. In the meantime, thank you.

    - Patrick
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #6

    EasyGoingPat said:
    I will try both of those. Unfortunately, because this behaviour only happens once per reboot, it is going to take me a while to locate the culprit. If/when I do, I'll post my findings. In the meantime, thank you.

    - Patrick
    ShellExView seems to have cured the problem, but I had to disable pretty much everything non-Microsoft to do it. So now I guess I have to slowly re-enable things one-by-one, to try to spot the one that was causing the problem.

    Thank you for the help.

    Kind wishes ~ Patrick
      My Computer


 

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