Windows 10 Start Right-Click Context Menu Items Don’t Open

windowswindows 10windows-10-upgrade

Updated from 8.1 to 10 today. Worked fine in 8.1.

As the title suggests when I right-click my Start bottom left and want to open anything in the Context menu (Power Options, Event Viewer etc.) it doesn't do anything. Nothing opens, no process starts.

I checked my C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX folder and the groups are there, what's more, if I click on any shortcuts directly from that folder, the applications do start. I can access event viewer and so on.

I'm assuming it's a registry issue, does anyone know something more?

Best Answer

I found the solution after hours of searching. Windows 10 has issues with some shell extensions. See here: http://forums.hexus.net/windows/296885-winkey-x-menu-shortcuts-not-working-win-8-1-a.html

Using CCLeaner I was able to go into the Tools > Startup > Context Menu and disable shell extensions. I found out that it was QuickSFV that was causing this issue, so I disabled it and voila the items work again.