Shell DLLs Broken by Win 10 1809, Fix VSS does not remedy


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L. W. "Dan" Danz
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1. Was running MR 7.2.3285 with Win 1803.  Previously, I had manually registered the Shell/Context Menu DLLs using regsvr32, and both RShellEx.dll and RContextMenu.dll options were working.
2. Upgraded Windows to 1809 [Version 10.0.17763.134].  Noticed RShellEx columns in Explorer windows were no longer visible, so I ran Fix VSS Problems.   No joy.  The backup comments and backup type were not listed as available columns.   
3. Manually registered both DLLs using regsvr32.  The added fields were now visible in Add Columns, and were added.    Both DLLs now work. 


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L. W. "Dan" Danz - 15 November 2018 8:30 PM
1. Was running MR 7.2.3285 with Win 1803.  Previously, I had manually registered the Shell/Context Menu DLLs using regsvr32, and both RShellEx.dll and RContextMenu.dll options were working.
2. Upgraded Windows to 1809 [Version 10.0.17763.134].  Noticed RShellEx columns in Explorer windows were no longer visible, so I ran Fix VSS Problems.   No joy.  The backup comments and backup type were not listed as available columns.   
3. Manually registered both DLLs using regsvr32.  The added fields were now visible in Add Columns, and were added.    Both DLLs now work. 

Just noticed two information messages in the system log that might be germane.
Date:    11/15/2018 14:02:02
Type:    Information
Event:    1006
Source:    Microsoft-Windows-propsys

Omitted duplicate property.
Keeping: 'Macrium.Comment' ({41FC0A91-1EDB-40D6-8858-AA642AE45737} 11) Publisher: 'LogicNP' Product: 'Properties' URL: '{412a4a.tmp.propdesc'
Omitting: 'Macrium.Comment' ({41FC0A91-1EDB-40D6-8858-AA642AE45737} 11) Publisher: 'LogicNP' Product: 'Properties' URL: '{412a9a.tmp.propdesc'
====
Date:    11/15/2018 14:02:02
Type:    Information
Event:    1006
Source:    Microsoft-Windows-propsys

Omitted duplicate property.
Keeping: 'Macrium.BackupMethod' ({41FC0A91-1EDB-40D6-8858-AA642AE45737} 10) Publisher: 'LogicNP' Product: 'Properties' URL: '{412a4a.tmp.propdesc'
Omitting: 'Macrium.BackupMethod' ({41FC0A91-1EDB-40D6-8858-AA642AE45737} 10) Publisher: 'LogicNP' Product: 'Properties' URL: '{412a9a.tmp.propdesc'
==

These entries, at 14:02, were about the time I ran Fix VSS (as near as I can tell)




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The shell extension DLLs falling out of registration after a Windows 10 release upgrade has been reported before, but I'm not sure why you expected that running "Fix VSS Problems" would have had any effect on this issue.  VSS has nothing to do with Explorer shell extensions.

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jphughan - 15 November 2018 10:09 PM
The shell extension DLLs falling out of registration after a Windows 10 release upgrade has been reported before, but I'm not sure why you expected that running "Fix VSS Problems" would have had any effect on this issue.  VSS has nothing to do with Explorer shell extensions.

You're right  ... there's even a KB article about the need to re-register.

I have to stop relying on my memory, which told me that Fix VSS re-registered DLLs.  It does, but not the shell extension DLLs.

Please ignore this report.



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