Windows 10: Right Click for Photos has quit working. Solved

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  1.    18 Sep 2016 #1

    Right Click for Photos has quit working.

    Suddenly, when I right click a picture file (best I can tell it's any kind of picture file except RAW files) it doesn't show the Context Menu instead it just throws me to the Desktop.

    I use the Properties>Details a lot.

    Anybody know how to fix this?
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  2.    18 Sep 2016 #2

    does right click work for everything else?
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  3.    18 Sep 2016 #3

    Yes. Best I can tell it works on all other kinds of files and all folders
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  5.    18 Sep 2016 #5

    I did it, it didn't help
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  6.    18 Sep 2016 #6

    Maybe I should explain, I didn't track down and install a new an entirely new image App. I switched from Irfanview to Firefox and back.
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  7.    18 Sep 2016 #7

    Try Opening a File Explorer window and a task manager window. In the task manager, right click file explorer and choose restart. Hopefully this helps.
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  •    19 Sep 2016 #8

    Hi, let's check for a rogue shell extension.
    Please download and run Shellexview (free).
    Hide all MS extensions, disable all other. Note the 32 bit option which exposes more- disable those.
    Try right clicking on an image file. Assuming you now get a context menu, it should appear rather shorter than before.

    Now start enabling extensions a few at a time - you can use a binary chop approach if you like. Each time retry. Thus identify the extension or extensions that caused you a problem. Leave problematic ones disabled.

    Another approach: Have a look at your event viewer after a crash and see if there's anything helpful.
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  •    19 Sep 2016 #9

    I'm trying to do that but I don't see an option to Hide, only to Disable

    Also, it gives an message that Disabling Microsoft extensions can cause your system not to boot
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  •    19 Sep 2016 #10

    I disabled all entries that were not Microsoft and it didn't help.
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