1.    02 Jan 2017 #1
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    Context Menu Problem


    When I right-click on an executable, the context menu shows "%1 %* instead of Run.
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    The executable runs when I click "%1 %*
    I searched the registry but could not find a "%1 %* value.
    I have no idea how this happened.
    How can I change it back to Run.

    Thanks for your help.
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  2.    02 Jan 2017 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17063

    Hello Brian, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It looks like one of those context menu items had messed with the registry entry for "open". If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file for the exe in the table of OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default association and registry entries for .exe files.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    02 Jan 2017 #3
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    Thanks. I tried that but it did not solve the problem.
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  4.    02 Jan 2017 #4
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    In that case, export the registry key below as a .reg file, and upload it here. I'll take a look at it to see if anything may stand out as a cause.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...en-forums.html
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  5.    02 Jan 2017 #5
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    aha...


    Brilliant!
    You found the "%1 %* value.
    I'm surprised I couldn't find it searching with regedit.

    Now...how do I fix it?

    Thank you.

    Brian
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  6.    02 Jan 2017 #6
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    I see the problem. Something modified your default entries for open. Downloading, merging, and approving the .reg file below should sort this for you.

    exefile.reg
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  7.    02 Jan 2017 #7
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    That fixed it.
    Thanks very much. I appreciate your help.

    Brian
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  8.    02 Jan 2017 #8
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    You're most welcome Brian.
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