Windows – Right-click on taskbar’s icon and slabs in start will not open context menu on windows 10

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I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and found out that when I right-click icons on taskbar for unpin them nothing happened after click. I though it was just delay so I waited few minutes and still nothing. Then I found out that it even does not work in starmenu when I wanted to unpin "store","xbox", etc. slabs. So I opened the Task manager and found window explorer and simply restarted it. After that I was able to right-click my installed icons (Chrome, Steam) pinned to taskbar. But when I right-clicked on "Microsoft Edge" nothing happened and then I couldnt open "right-click menu" on anything. So I restarted winexplorer from task manager again and tried unpin slabs in startmenu and again…my installed apps were possible to upin (because I opened "right-click menu" on them) but microsoft's slabs bugged "right-click popup menu" again. Where is the problem ? I can not find solution anywhere on the internet. Please help, this problem drives me crazy. Thanks for any ideas.

Best Answer

I managed to fix this issue by deleting some referenced Context Menu Registry keys that seemed to no longer exist.

  1. Start regedit
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>DIRECTORY>SHELLEX>CONTEXTMNUHANDLERS
  3. There were two folders there that showed up as a GUID instead of a name. Deleted them.

This fixed the issue on both my private desktop and on my work PC.