How to resolve Slow Context Menu in File Explorer for Windows 10

The context menu on Windows 10 can slow down over time. Third-party applications often configure context menu plugins and badly encoded ones can slow down things. Luckily, when you right-click, you can fix context menus that open slowly, freeze or hang. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to resolve a Slow Context Menu in File Explorer for Windows 10.

Resolve Slow Context Menu in File Explorer for Windows 10

To resolve Slow Context Menu in File Explorer for Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Install the ShellExView application. Then click the Options menu as the following image is showing.

As you click the Options menu, another menu will appear. Then click the Hide All Microsoft Extensions option as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click this option, it will show the more manageable extensions as the following image is showing.

Now choose the extensions which you want to disable as the following image is showing.

After choosing the extensions, right click on them and a menu will popup. Choose the Disable Selected Items option from the popped up menu as highlighted in the above image. Now all the extensions which you have disabled will show Yes under the Disabled column as the following image is showing.

Now to apply this change, right click on the taskbar and a menu will pop up as the following image is showing.

Choose the Task Manager option as highlighted in the above image. It will show the following dialogue box on your screen.

Then click the Windows Explorer option and then click the Restart button as highlighted in the above image. Now Windows Explorer will be restarted. Now your context menu will not be slow anymore.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to resolve the Slow Context Menu in File Explorer for Windows 10. If you want much more speed, in the Windows 10 context menu you can disable the animations.

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