Right Click > Properties won't open Windows 10

Vikash Mohan
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Hi All,

I am having a strange issue with Windows 10, where whenever you right click a folder or application, all the options in the context menu works (run as administrator/open etc) apart from properties, when you click it nothing happens.

The only one that seems to work is going to the properties of This PC.

I have tried to run sfc /scannow, this through an error saying Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service. I ran the following command in cmd as administrator 'sc config trustedinstaller start=auto' then restarted the trusted installer service, which starts perfectly, but i still get the same error.

I ran the following dism command 'dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth'

This also doesn't work in safe mode, no errors seam to appear in the logs, so im not entirely sure now where to go, i cannot even open printer properties. I don't particularly want to clean install windows but if that's what i have to do, i will.

Any help will be appreciated, thanks
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Uttam KumarTech Support Expert
Commented:
I had the same issue and all was fine after the 1607 update, some other also had this issue as per forum, may be was a know issue for many. The explorer gets affected.
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
Can you Restore Windows to an earlier Restore point ?
Vikash MohanTechnical Director

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Commented:
Hi Both,

Firstly i actually never checked to see if 1607 was installed, but I will check now, thanks,

As for system restore, its another thing that don't work, When i click on system restore, nothing happens.

Thanks again
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if you cannot restore your computer to earlier state, this means something is not right with operating system.
if above mentioned didn't help, as a last solution before installing new Windows you can do a Windows 10  Repair Install with an In-place Upgrade.  
 
  You will not lose any data files or Apps if you follow the Instructions.

 to do this,  go to the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from this link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
   
Click on download tools, save it on desktop,  then run it as Administrator, accept license agreement, then Choose Upgrade This PC

Now, let Windows to Update drivers. make sure that Keep Personal Files and Apps  is Selected  and let the Windows do the rest.

 If this does not work, then a full reinstall is required, after formatting the disk.
Vikash MohanTechnical Director

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Commented:
Thanks Ramin, I will give it a shot :)
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
Repair Install with an In-place Upgrade can solve this Windows 10 problems.

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