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Right Click menu missing


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Author:

Soumitra Sengupta MVP

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SYMPTOMS

When you  right click  on a folder or a shortcut in the Start Menu, the context menu does not appear.

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CAUSE

It happens if dragging and dropping is not enabled.

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RESOLUTION

Open Start menu properties and enable dragging and dropping.
 
New Start menu:-Right-click on Start button/Taskbar>select Properties>Taskbar and Start menu properties>Start menu>Customize>Advanced>Under Start menu items check the box against 'Enable dragging and dropping'>ok
Classic Start Menu:-Right-click  on Start menu/Taskbar>Select Properties>Taskbar and Start menu properties>Start menu>Customize>under Advanced start menu options>Check the box against 'Enable dragging and dropping'.>ok

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Keywords: KB555362, kbhowto, kbpubtypecca, kbpubmvp

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Article Info
Article ID : 555362
Revision : 5
Created on : 8/19/2020
Published on : 8/20/2020
Exists online : False
Views : 513