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.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	42.6 KB 
ID:	115674
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2017_01_02_18_05_281.png  
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 22,917
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    02 Jan 2017 #3

    Thanks. I tried that but it did not solve the problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 22,917
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       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.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...en-forums.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    02 Jan 2017 #5

    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
    Context Menu Problem Attached Files
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 22,917
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       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.

    exefile.reg
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    02 Jan 2017 #7

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

    Brian
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 22,917
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       02 Jan 2017 #8

    You're most welcome Brian.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi guys, is there any tweak to reduce the size of edge context menu. Make it same size as windows context menu(desktop right click, file explorer). The other modern apps also have larger context menu as compared to windows. Thanks
Hi I wondered if anyone out there has had a similar experience to me... For some weeks now I have had problems where the START MENU wouldn't launch, metro apps (OneDrive, Tweetium, Money, News etc) would fail to launch (just a blank window...
Hello. Today I got an update, and I noticed afterwards that the Windows 10 context menu when you right click the desktop went back to the old version and not the Windows 10 version. Also, the context menu for right clicking in the taskbar turned...
For all those that have a blank icon in network router and the non working network map feature as it is removed from windows 8/10 (this plug and play driver bug never got corrected from microsoft, imo) here is a reg file that fixes both of the 3...
49485 Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/the-windows-10-problem-that-never-goes-way-context-menu-inconsistency-496461.shtml?utm_content=buffer26cd2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48.
Find Us