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Right mouse click contextual menu order incorrect

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  • Started 4 years ago by 44Titanium
  • Latest reply from StringJunky
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This is an issue I've had for a while now but I've managed to work around it most of the time. It's now got to the stage where it is a real problem and stopping me from solving another issue.

Machine. COmpaq 610
OS. Windows 7 prof

When I left mouse click on a link such as "open network and sharing" it brings up the command prompt window with the message "file can't be found". I can't right click on the links to use the 'open file command' which is a major problem.

If I'm on a normal folder, or maybe a link to open a link in the control panel, I get the same issue - double click gives me the command prompt window with an error message. Now I can use the right click to bring up the menu. COMMAND PROMPT is at the top of the menu and is bolded. Open is second.

I don't know how or when 'open' got moved down, but it's a real pain in the @&£?. Is there any way to move the open command back to the top of the right click menu so it is the default action for a single or double click with the left mouse button.

Important - I can't download anything to help me with this problem. My wireless access points have suddenly disappeared and I need the open command to get to places I can't currently get to without sorting this issue first.

I had read some older posts relating to adjusting commands in shell but they weren't quite right. If you can help, that would be really cool. Thanks. Nick

Posted 4 years ago
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Sounds like you have some Major damage on that machine, corrupted systems, possible Malware etc..

Suggest you go for a fresh install to correct everything as Registry sounds screwed.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 2454

You could do a repair install if you can't face a full one. Backup important data just in case and Windows updates will need redoing after. You are looking at an hour or two to do this:

If you need a W7 disk...pick same version with SP1:

Burn iso with this at 4x:


Posted 4 years ago

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