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    Problems with Right-Click on Folders (5.01.2600 SP.1)

    I am having problems using the right-click function to access Properties and Sharing and Security. Everything else works for the right-click and these functions work OK on files. When I try it on folders the right-click Menu vanishes but nothing else occurs. I have tried doing a sfc /scannow using the original CD but this has not fixed the problem. I can't relate this problem to any new installs and am not sure exactly when it occurred.

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    Re: Problems with Right-Click on Folders (5.01.260

    I don't have an answer for you, but while you're waiting, a question. Have you run a good virus scan and scumware check lately (like AdAware and/or SpyBot)?

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    Re: Problems with Right-Click on Folders (5.01.2600 SP.1)

    Sean--I second Al--those are good habits and a wide variety of behavior can be corrected with them. You also might consider a system restore if you have a point before. You can always undo it if you don't like the result. Also a couple things come quickly to mind. The right click context menu can be managed in the registry at a number of keys and subkeys:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*OpenWithList
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellexContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellexContextMenuHandle rs
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshellexContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershellexContextMenuHandlers

    Try this fix that makes use of these keys automatically for you here. This site is a well known treasure and very reliable:

    Kelly's Korner Tweaks Number 284 Left Side: Restore Right Click Context Menu

    SMBP

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