Right click on desktop not working Windows 10

i am having a problem with not being able to right click on my desktop to open a new folder? i right click , then point my mouse to new and it just dissapears? help please as this is very very annoying.started around 1st of November. i really dont want to mess with registry etc. thanks

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[Original title: Right click on desktop not working windows 10]



Suggest you to run System File Checker scan:

1. Search for 'command prompt' using Cortana or Windows Search.

2. From results, using keyboard, choose Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

3. Type sfc /scannow command and press Enter key.

4. Let the command complete and then reboot the machine.

If that doesn't works, try these steps:

1. Press Windows + X, select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

2. In administrative Windows PowerShell window, type/paste following and press Enter key:

Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth

4. Let the command complete, restart your system then.

If issue still persists, perform clean boot:


Hope this helps!


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Last updated November 17, 2020 Views 68,348 Applies to: