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AxShlex.dll - Large delay when right-clicking on Explorer file/folder.

Hangs when right-clicking the root of a drive or a MDF/MDS file in Total Commander.
This Alcohol 120 shell extension is from the last update, Alcohol being downloaded 11 novermber 2021.

The details of the shell extension that might cause the problem:

Shell Extension Name: AlcoholShellEx Class
Filename: AxShlex.dll
Description: Alcohol Shell Extension Module
Company: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Product Name: Alcohol Shell Extension Module
File Version:
CLSID: {32020A01-506E-484D-A2A8-BE3CF17601C3}

If you think that you have similar problem in your system, you can try to fix the problem by disabling the specified shell extension. In order to do that, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Download and run the ShellExView utility from this Web page.
  2. Find the right shell extension according the details specified above.
  3. Select this shell extension and press F7 to disable this extension. After disabling the shell extension, check if the problem still occurs. If the problem still occurs, you should enable back the shell extension by pressing F8, and then try to search for another shell extension that might cause your problem.

This shell extension problem was reported by Machariel