Windows 10: Context Menu Problem Solved

  1.    02 Jan 2017 #1

    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. Posts : 30,728
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       02 Jan 2017 #2

    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.
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  3.    02 Jan 2017 #3

    Thanks. I tried that but it did not solve the problem.
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  4. Posts : 30,728
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       02 Jan 2017 #4

    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.

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  5.    02 Jan 2017 #5


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

    Thank you.

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       02 Jan 2017 #6

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

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  7.    02 Jan 2017 #7

    That fixed it.
    Thanks very much. I appreciate your help.

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  8. Posts : 30,728
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       02 Jan 2017 #8

    You're most welcome Brian. :)
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