Why does it take up to 2 minutes for the menu to open when I right click on a folder?

by on January 17, 2011

Q: Why does it sometimes take so long, up to 2 minutes at times, for the “menu” to open up when I right click on a folder, or highlighted photo, etc so I can rename them, or copy them, etc?


One Response to “Why does it take up to 2 minutes for the menu to open when I right click on a folder?”
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    Generally this a problem with a shell extension program. One of those extra programs that shows up in the right-click menu.

    If there are any utilities or programs on your computer you don’t use, especially any junk software that was installed in advance when you purchased it, I suggest you uninstall them.

    After that if you’re still having trouble, you can do some in-depth troubleshooting on the problem to isolate the specific program that is causing trouble. You can read about that process here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm