A problem with "Open" menu context - affects one particular program

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  1. Posts : 184
    Windows 11 Pro
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    A problem with "Open" menu context - affects one particular program


    I made a mistake of using a program to clean up my system which I suspect has caused me the problem that I describe below and now I'm faced with a rather weird situation.

    One particular program will not open by right clicking on it in Windows Explorer and selecting "Open" or by double clicking it. This problem appears on my standard user account, but not on my administrator account on the same laptop. The program is shown in Default apps in Windows settings. I tried changing the default app in Windows Settings and then applying it again, but it didn't work. I uninstalled and reinstalled the program, but again without success. I had to use use my administrator account for this, but the problem persists when I try to open a file in the standard user account.

    I tried to change the file type in the program's preferences, so that the files would open with the program, but no changes were accepted. I also tried to do the same thing in Windows Explorer file properties, but again without success. All this was done with my standard user account since as I said the program opens files correctly if run from my administrator account.

    Something worth noting is that the files in question do open properly with the Windows Explorer "Open With" menu option.

    The program that I refer to is MPC-BE (media player).

    Running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v.2004 OS build 19041.329.
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  2. Posts : 5,208
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    I used OpenWithAdd for MBC-BE (Portable)

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    Registering programs with the "Open With" dialog
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  3. Posts : 5,208
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    Note: I had problems when setting MPC-BE as default app so I just open files or use open with.
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  4. Posts : 184
    Windows 11 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Thank you for the suggestion. The problem is not that I don't see it in the Open With menu, it is there, I just cannot make it registered as the default program for the file type, for example .avi, .mp4.

    EDIT: MPC-BE used to work for me by double clicking on media files until a few days ago.
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  5. Posts : 1,904
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    No problems with the MPC-HC version , works ( and sounds !) great in 2004 ..........
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  6. Posts : 5,208
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    Well I found that I had to use "Modify" as admin to associate extensions but when I did that it caused issues with other installed players so I leave MPC-BE as non-default player.

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  7. Posts : 184
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Callender said:
    Well I found that I had to use "Modify" as admin to associate extensions but when I did that it caused issues with other installed players so I leave MPC-BE as non-default player.
    When I click on the Modify button the dialog you show appears to duplicate itself and even if I try, I cannot get the file type association to be enabled in the spawned window.
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  8. Posts : 5,208
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    pietcorus2 said:
    No problems with the MPC-HC version , works ( and sounds !) great in 2004 ..........
    Problem for me is no timeline thumbnail previews unless I'm mistaken, you only get that in MPC-BE?

    I use:

    Installing and Configuring MadVR and LavFilters on media players



    Except I swithched to MPC-BE version.

    Then update by copying the required files across:

    Installing and Configuring MadVR and LavFilters on media players


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  9. Posts : 5,208
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    Fortitude said:
    When I click on the Modify button the dialog you show appears to duplicate itself and even if I try, I cannot get the file type association to be enabled in the spawned window.
    Let me try and I will see what happens.
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  10. Posts : 5,208
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    I get a UAC prompt and it works.

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