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Windows 7: can't access Manage in Computer context menu

06 Jun 2017   #1
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
can't access Manage in Computer context menu

This one is new to me so maybe you guys can help.
When right clicking the computer icon on the desktop and selecting "Manage" Nothing happens.
I can access MMC console from the startmenu search function and add the snapins I need to do whatever I need to do, such as Disk Management, Services etc. but for some reason it just want load from the Computer Icon context menu.
Got any ideas guys

Bill


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06 Jun 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Remove the troubled icon from your desktop and make a new icon.
Drag and drop the new icon to your desktop and give it a try.

Jack
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06 Jun 2017   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bill,

You might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to fix the "Manage" context menu.

Manage - Fix - Windows 7 Help Forums
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06 Jun 2017   #4
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Remove the troubled icon from your desktop and make a new icon.
Drag and drop the new icon to your desktop and give it a try.

Jack
Thanks but that was the first thing I tried. Also deleting and adding back from the Personalize dialog on right clicking an empty spot on the desktop.
Any other ideas?

Bill
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06 Jun 2017   #5
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Bill,

You might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to fix the "Manage" context menu.

Manage - Fix - Windows 7 Help Forums
Brink,
Thanks for the link however merging the reg file didn't help.
I don't get an error message it's just that the console fails to open.

Bill
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06 Jun 2017   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, does MMC open for you when you open this below in Run (Win+R)? It's what the context menu is suppose to open.

%SystemRoot%\system32\CompMgmtLauncher.exe
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06 Jun 2017   #7
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
As a test, does MMC open for you when you open this below in Run (Win+R)? It's what the context menu is suppose to open.

%SystemRoot%\system32\CompMgmtLauncher.exe
Still fails to load.

Bill
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06 Jun 2017   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might run a SFC /SCANNOW command to see if that file may be corrupted.
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06 Jun 2017   #9
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You might run a SFC /SCANNOW command to see if that file may be corrupted.
SFC found nothing accept the missing files it always finds.
Nothing was replaced, at least from looking in this file nothing was replaced:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

Still fails to load.

Bill
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06 Jun 2017   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Does "C:\Windows\System32\compmgmt.msc" still open for you?

If so, I'll post back a modified .reg file to have the "Manage" context menu use that path instead.

Manage_using_MSC.reg

(to undo if needed)
Default_Manage.reg


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