Unable to Left-Click on Windows 10 Start Menu, But Right Click Works  

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Unable to Left-Click on Windows 10 Start Menu, But Right Click Works

    I ran the System File Checker as suggested; it detected no problems. I have two PCs with Windows 10. On the one that I upgraded to Windows 10 most recently, I have no problem. On the one that I upgraded about 9 months before that (it is a Samsung laptop), I can only access the right-click menu (which is equivalent to entering Win X from the keyboard). This is not a big problem since I'm able to do everything by accessing any .exe that I need straight from the folder C:\Program Files (x86), or sometimes C:\Program Files. I also use the command prompt frequently, so I am quite familiar with getting around without the colorful left-click start menu. However, this clearly means that something did not install correctly. Could this be some sort of flaw in the registry changes when I installed Windows 10, or could something be wrong in the C:\Windows\System32 folder?
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  2. Posts : 40,598
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, basics: can you confirm you can left-click in other locations?
    And do you mean you have never been able to left click on the start menu since upgrading to Win 10?

    Some ideas here - and do check for comparison what happens if you create a new user for test purposes.
    6 Ways to Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Issues - How to

    Try this:
    Microsoft's Start Menu Repair Tool Fixes Common Windows 10 Start Menu Annoyances
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