More and more users are complaining about errors in Windows 11 insider 22563. Unfortunately, it is common for there to be errors in insider builds. After all, these are test versions that users can test and may still contain error messages.
A commonly reported error is File Explorer crashing when right-clicking the Start button. This is the Win-X menu. The Win-X menu provides access to all kinds of tools that you can use in Windows 11.
The Win-X is menu is a shortcut for technical users of Windows 11 insider build 22563. Therefore, it is particularly annoying that when you right-click on the Start button, File Explorer freezes. However, File Explorer does restart automatically after the crash.
A known solution solves the File Explorer crash in Windows 11 22563 for you. Here’s how it works.
How to Fix Win-X menu crash in Windows 11 insider 22563
First, you have to download ViveTools from GitHub. Extract the files to a new folder of your choice. Remember the location, we need it later. The best thing to do is copy the files location.
Next, click on the Magnifier glass in the Windows 11 taskbar.
In the Search, type: terminal and right-click on the “Windows Terminal” result. Click in “Run as Administrator”.
In Windows Terminal you have to change to the vivetools.exe file location:
./vivetool addconfig 26008830 2
Once you see the “Succesfully set feature configuration” result, you are all set. Reboot your computer.
I hope this has resolved the crashing of File Explorer when right-click on the Win-X menu in Insider Dev build 22563.
Thank you for reading!