Right click on desktop "explorer stopped working" Tags: Desktops Explorer Windows Vista Last response: July 15, 2010 4:49 PM in Windows Vista Share bhamx2 July 15, 2010 12:34:21 PM hi everyone, i have recently noticed when i right click on a blank space on my desktop that a message appears "explorer stopped working" "explorer restarting" is there a fix for this problem ? iv read some things on other forums but no specific fix for the right click on desktop , they only seem to deal with right clicking files. More about : click desktop explorer stopped working Scotteq July 15, 2010 4:49:15 PM Could be a corrupt system file causing that. Open an elevated command prompt: Start => In the Search box, type CMD => Right click the 'Command..." search result, and select "Run As Administrator" This will open the Command shell with full priveleges. From there, simply type in: sfc /scannow and press the enter key. It can take a little while to run. Good time to go fetch a frosty beverage. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Right click not working in IE8 main window but works on desktop and explorer Forum Windows explorer (Primarily right click on desktop) dreadfully slow after new GPU Forum right click on folder in windows explorer resets to desktop Forum My left click has stopped working. Everything else, touchpad, right click, letters etc,work fine.Nothing happens when I click Forum When right clicking on desktop windows stops working Forum I have a sony vaio laptop and suddenly the right click option has stopped working...Any ideas...help please...?! Forum Right click not working on Desktop screen only. Forum Right click on touchpad has stopped working? Forum Right Click 'Send to Desktop' not working Forum Right-Click not working with Remote Desktop Forum Start menu, Desktop, and Explorer shortcuts stopped working Forum SolvedInternet Explorer has stopped working Forum right click crashes explorer Forum SolvedWindows Explorer Has Stopped Working. Forum Japanese letters on right click on Internet Explorer! Forum 320gb HDD crashes windows explorer when trying to right or left click Forum right click of drive C: in windows Explorer crashes and restarts every time. Forum Mouse left click stopped working Forum Right-click menu keeps coming up without clicking it and touch pad isn't working either Forum SolvedSound suddenly stopped working on the left side of my bluetooth headphones. The sound plays from the right only. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !