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Windows 7: Opening Device Manager

28 Jun 2015   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Open regedit and browse to (you can search - CTRL+F - for {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D})


see if Data field for (Default) is: %SystemRoot%\system32\CompMgmtLauncher.exe

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28 Jun 2015   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I could reproduce your issue in a Virtual OS.

Opening Device Manager-comp-mgmt-problem.jpg

If you can't seem to get it working download and run the reg file attached.

Some more testing and this corrects the right click Computer but not the Start Menu - Administrative Tools shortcut, will look further

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File Type: reg compmgmt.reg (826 Bytes, 1 views)
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28 Jun 2015   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Also check shortcut properties for Start Menu:
- Browse to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
- right click Computer Management and select properties
- compare with the one I attached below

Opening Device Manager-comp-mgmt-properties.jpg

If this also doesn't work:
- Browse to C:\Windows\System32, right click compmgmt.msc and select "Send to: Desktop (create shortcut)".
- On desktop rename the shortcut to "Computer Management".
- Cut and paste in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools"
- overwrite if it asks

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28 Jun 2015   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for all of your efforts, GokAy. Went to the registry Key you posted and the value data was already present. But your post got me to thinking about a thread I posted a while back and the fix had to do with a registry item called lnkfile. Seeing as how the .msc file works properly and the issue I'm having has to do with the Manage link accessed when right clicking Computer, I did more investigating at Sevenforums about link files and lo and behold found this: Manage - Fix "File does not have a program associated". Brink already addressed my problem in this tutorial! Making a long story short you will see that a portion of the fix is what you posted. Because my registry already had HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Manage\command %SystemRoot%\system32\CompMgmtLauncher.exe I tried adding the string value "IsShortcut" to the lnkfile key. VOILA! I can now launch Device Manager when right clicking Computer > Manage.

Thanks again for everything.
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28 Jun 2015   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Oh heh, I did find that tutorial while searching for your issue but haven't noticed one of the screenshots (which is the same as yours). Glad you sorted it out! :)
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