Explorer Crashes when right click on any Files or Folders on the Desktop

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012

Windows users may experience problem with Windows Explorer and it crashes when right click on any files or folders on the Desktop due to the bad shell extension. For a normal user, it is hard to find what is causing this problem and it may not able to resolve even after complete the repair installation. Here I would like to share a tool ShellExView by Nir Sofer, which can be use to view and manage all installed shell extensions.

The tool will scan the registry for all the shell extensions and displays the description, version details, company information, location, file name and more. You can optionally disable or enable any item that you don t need.

How to use?

Download ShellExView (http://www.nirsoft.net/system_tools.html)and run it. It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions. Once the scan complete, sort the results using "Type" and make context menu handlers are displayed together. Disable non-Microsoft context menu handlers one-by-one and verify if the problem is solved.
This utility works on any version of Windows starting from Windows 98 and up to Windows 7. x64 versions of Windows are also supported.