Windows 10: A problem with "Open" menu context - affects one particular program

Discus and support A problem with "Open" menu context - affects one particular program in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Fortitude, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Fortitude Win User

    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.

    :)
     
    Fortitude, Jun 14, 2020
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  2. Custom context menu entries

    So, just throwing this out there, in case somone knows.

    I have added a custom context menu entry for the program rightload, since by default the menu is broken in vistax64.

    It works pefect with single files, but when I select mutiple files and try to open, I get mutiple instances of the program (which makes sense), here is my entry:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Rightload\Rightload.exe --server=1 --autostart %1

    So the %1 passes the filename to the program, and when I select multiple files it is just opening multiple instances of rightload each with a different file.

    What I'd like to do is be able to pass a list of the files selected to the program. Since I know it is capable of uploading multiple files from the context menu, all in one instance.

    So, is there something I can pass besides %1 that will do this? I have looked around and can't seem to find an answer anywhere... *Frown A problem with "Open" menu context - affects one particular program :(
     
    ArmoredCavalry, Jun 14, 2020
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  3. Issue with opening properties in context menu

    Ignoring the fact that my "issue" was bloody self-explanatory.

    1. I am not able to open ANY properties for ANY particular file or folder. Give me a step by step fix, please.

    2. No, I did NOT get any error messages. Yet, my properties cannot be opened in context menu. Give me a step by step fix, please.

    3. No, I did NOT make any recent changes before the issue started.
    Give me a step by step fix, please.

    My properties cannot be opened in context menu. Give me a step by step fix, please.
     
    Just give me the location please., Jun 14, 2020
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  4. heartog Win User

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

    "Open With" context Menu slow to load


    Hi all,

    so when i right click on the file and point to the "open with" menu, it should show the list of programs that the file could be opened. Every time after a restart the "open with" menu would take like 3 seconds to load, and after that first load, it would show the list right away. This not only happens when i restart my pc, but also when I haven't opened a file with the "open with" menu for like 1 or 2 hours and it will lag for like 3 seconds again for it to show the list of programs that it could be opened with.

    I've already tried programs like Autoruns, ShellExView and disabling those context menu would now help either. Also, I deleted the unnecessary programs from the open with list through the registry already and it still doesn't help.

    Any Suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
    heartog, Jun 14, 2020
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