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  1.    28 Apr 2016 #20
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    Hmm.. seems that when Windows Explorer freezes up, the right-click menu is inaccessible, just when I need it most. I wonder if there are any alternatives or workarounds to this.
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  2.    28 Apr 2016 #21
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    You could see if you may be able to open Task Manager via CTRL+Shift+Esc or CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart explorer instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    29 Apr 2016 #22
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    That's what I've been doing, but is there a quicker alternative to doing it the Task Manager way? I wouldn't mind a desktop shortcut if it was possible to restart it from there. I actually created a thread about this around a week ago lol
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  4.    29 Apr 2016 #23
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    Place a link on the desktop to the batch file Brink provided via his tutorial in a previous post in this thread.
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  5.    26 Jun 2016 #24
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    Bamberg Germany
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    Something strange just happened, and the Restart Explorer Context Menu fixed it:

    I rebooted my system, and first noticed that Edge didn't work, I got some error, like "the program associated with bla bla bla".

    Then I tried the Start Menu nothing!
    Win-X right click...nothing!
    File Explorer... nothing!

    Well, I didn't think of Ctrl alt delete at the time, and wondered how can I reboot?
    Then I right clicked my desktop and saw Restart Explore, and tried it on a whim.
    It worked!
    Everything went back to normal.

    I never had a system hiccup like this before, but if all UWP apps suddenly stop working, and the Start Menu too, give this a try.
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  6.    26 Jun 2016 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Something strange just happened, and the Restart Explorer Context Menu fixed it:

    I rebooted my system, and first noticed that Edge didn't work, I got some error, like "the program associated with bla bla bla".

    Then I tried the Start Menu nothing!
    Win-X right click...nothing!
    File Explorer... nothing!

    Well, I didn't think of Ctrl alt delete at the time, and wondered how can I reboot?
    Then I right clicked my desktop and saw Restart Explore, and tried it on a whim.
    It worked!
    Everything went back to normal.

    I never had a system hiccup like this before, but if all UWP apps suddenly stop working, and the Start Menu too, give this a try.
    That's one of Shawn's goodies. Restart Explorer Context Menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    26 Jun 2016 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    That's where we are now
    I posted it here 1.) To let Shawn and others know how this, helped during a hiccup. And 2.) in case the same thing happens to someone else, Shawn and any other subscribers will know to recommend restarting FE, to try recovering, before going on to the big guns.
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  8.    26 Jun 2016 #27
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  9.    26 Jun 2016 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    That's where we are now
    I posted it here 1.) To let Shawn and others know how this, helped during a hiccup. And 2.) in case the same thing happens to someone else, Shawn and any other subscribers will know to recommend restarting FE, to try recovering, before going on to the big guns.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    OOPS!! That's what happens when you don't read the whole thread!
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  10.    26 Jun 2016 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    OOPS!! That's what happens when you don't read the whole thread!
    That's ok. This morning my time, I had been reading some text from Doug, and a short time later rep'd Dino, and wrote Doug's name
    As you cannot change the text(be very careful what you write when repping) I had to ask Shawn to fix it.
    We all get Brain Farts every once & awhile
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