Windows 10: %temp% in Run menu (Win+R) opens "How would you like to open this file?" instead

Discus and support %temp% in Run menu (Win+R) opens "How would you like to open this file?" instead in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; As the title says. It used to open the Temp folder fine until I used a "Windows Repair" tool and chose to "Repair Reparse Points". Typing %temp% into... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/khanhtranbeta06, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. %temp% in Run menu (Win+R) opens "How would you like to open this file?" instead


    As the title says. It used to open the Temp folder fine until I used a "Windows Repair" tool and chose to "Repair Reparse Points". Typing %temp% into Windows Search still works without issues.

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    /u/khanhtranbeta06, Nov 29, 2020
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  2. Nambiar94 Win User

    WINDOWS ERROR: WIN+R and %temp% when hit, is asking which app shall windows use to open

    Yeah, we can open like that, but when the Win+R and temp command asking me to open a file, it was freaking me out.

    No, there aren't any embedded spaces in between.

    Update: Got the solution, my command was opening a file, even though the variable was pointing to the original location( the temp folder).

    What i did was searched for the recently openend files and folders, saw a file in "C:\Users\username" right away deleted the file.

    Now Win + r and %temp% is opening the original temp folder.

    Any way thank you so much Frederik.
     
    Nambiar94, Nov 29, 2020
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  3. Ketxxx Win User
    opening .dds files with gimp

    Simply, HOW? I got the DDS plugin but the POS wont open DDS files still. Can someone give me a step-by-step rundown of how to install the DDS plugin for gimp so I know if I'm missing something?
     
    Ketxxx, Nov 29, 2020
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  4. %temp% in Run menu (Win+R) opens "How would you like to open this file?" instead

    These temp files will not delete

    Hi Jeffrey,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    We understand that, you are unable to delete temp files on Windows 10 and I'd be certainly help you.

    For a better understanding of your issue, answer the query below:

    • Do you receive any prompt or error code?
    • What happens, when you try to delete temp files?
    I suggest you to follow these methods below and check, if it works:

    Method 1:

    • Press Windows key + R key together, to open RUN command Window.
    • Type "temp" in the RUN Command Window, to open temp folder and then delete the files and folders inside the temp folder.
    If the issue persists, follow method 2.

    Method 2:

    • Press Windows key + R key together, to open RUN command Window.
    • Type "%temp%" in the RUN Command Window, to open temp folder and then delete the files and folders inside the temp folder.
    If the issue persists, follow method 3.

    Method 3:

    I suggest you to boot the computer to Safe Mode, then perform disk cleanup on Windows 10 and check, if it works.

    I suggest you to refer the article and check, if it helps.

    Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode):

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/change-startup-settings-in-windows-10#v1h=tab01

    Let's try to perform disk cleanup on Windows 10 and check, if it works.

    Disk cleanup in Windows 10:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-10/disk-cleanup-in-windows-10

    Please feel free to contact us, if you face any issues with Windows.



    Thank you.
     
    AntonyJose, Nov 29, 2020
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