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nvshext.dll - Explorer crashes when you right-click on a folder.

Running Windows 10 Pro, OS build 19044.2486. I have NVIDIA Control Panel version 8.1.963.0 installed.

When I right-clicked a folder in the Navigation Panel (nowhere else) in Windows File Explorer, explorer.exe crashed and restarted. Disabling the 'Add Desktop Context Menu' in the NVIDIA Control Panel did not resolve the problem.

However, disabling the NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension with ShellExView appears to have solved the issue.

Many thanks!

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

Shell Extension Name: NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension
Filename: nvshext.dll
Description: NVIDIA Display Shell Extension
Company: NVIDIA Corporation
Product Name: NVIDIA Shell Extensions
File Version: 528.02
CLSID: {3D1975AF-48C6-4f8e-A182-BE0E08FA86A9}

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.