Windows Explorer restart when right click at File Explorer and the problem on desktop

Copper Contributor

Today I was using Windows 11 Pro on Dev Channel, the File Explorer became the old explorer in Windows 10, and whenever I right-click at the File Explorer, the whole Windows Explorer just restart. Also, whenever I right-click at the desktop, the old context menu will show up (I did not configured anything in the registry). Is there anyway to fix those issues?



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Make sure report this issue using the Feedback Hub app.
Try update your drivers.

Thanks to the Bing AI, I was able to fix this issue myself by running the following command in a PowerShell instance and restarting the computer. It removes the broken instance of the file explorer, which Windows automagically reverts to default.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsFileExplorer | Remove-AppxPackage