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Windows 7: Manage, Right click My Computer?

07 Nov 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Type COMPMGMT.MSC in the start search box. When the icon shows, right click on it and choose 'send to' .... send the shortcut to your desktop or wherever you want it.

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07 Nov 2009   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjproc View Post
cheers guys, i've just been reading that thread, i've not tried the fix yet, but i soon will

Strictly speaking, it's a workaround, not a "fix", and copying over binaries from Vista to use instead of the Win7 equivalents has a degree of risk associated with it - there are valid reasons why they're different.

The conclusion in that thread is also incorrect. The Win7 version of CompMgmtLauncher.exe is not "corrupted" but is instead sufficiently different to the Vista one to be confused by the configuration changes made by a particular app on your system. In other words, the Vista CompMgmtLauncher.exe is slightly dumber and simpler - it overlooks the app problem which stops the Win7 version from doing its job.
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07 Nov 2009   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Hopefully, everyone is making the same mistake that I made. It has to be my computer and not the shortcut.
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09 Dec 2009   #14

if anyone else has still this problem...

i had a problem with compmgmtlauncher.exe i guess it got corrupted but i suppose its sort of the same problem....

my workaround was this, create a .bat file (named whatever) and just type in it:

Start C:\Windows\System32\compmgmt.msc


shift-right-click and select "copy as path"

open up Regedit
navigate to:

edit the data entry and paste the path to your new .bat file

also, if you dont have the corrupt file like i have, you can just check to make sure it points into "%SystemRoot%/Windows/System32/CompMgmtLauncher.exe"
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15 Jun 2010   #15

windows 7

I have had this same problem repeatedly...using 7 pro version with some default programs removed, services tweaked, and running avg. when it happens to me I cant run the compmgmtlauncher.exe at all...nothing happens entering....

in start->run

i have admin priv on machine...

uh...i just noticed you have %systemroot%/windows/system32....???
%systemroot% = windows

maybe a type-o
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15 Jun 2010   #16

windows 7


Hi CompMgmtLauncher.exe seems to execute the hard-coded path C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Computer Management.lnk (or wherever your System-wide Start Menu is). If you have moved or deleted this shortcut CompMgmtLauncher.exe will silently fail.
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27 Aug 2010   #17


Manage - Fix "File does not have a program associated"

if the %SystemRoot%\system32\CompMgmtLauncher.exe does not work even if you double click on it, Just change the registry Default key value at:


%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\CompMgmt.msc

works fine.
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02 Jan 2011   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.>>+ ubuntu

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Type COMPMGMT.MSC in the start search box. When the icon shows, right click on it and choose 'send to' .... send the shortcut to your desktop or wherever you want it.

thank u very much ....... it works GOOOOD
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24 Aug 2011   #19

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for the fix; it works great. Funny thing is, the shortcut is still there, but I had to change the shortcut to "run as administrator" to avoid getting the file security warning popup. Your fix, by going around the shortcut stopped the annoying prompt.
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25 Aug 2011   #20

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

If you just want to get to Disk Management, then

I do suggest that you go at the source of the problem.

As a first step, run SFC /SCANNOW at an elevated command prompt and best in safe mode.

In any case, read this tutorial and follow the procedure given there:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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